I am trying to calculate some speeds for the migration of ions in solution under and electrical field. I have values of ionic mobilities for K+ for example of:
Take a typical voltage of 1.0 for plates separated by 1cm:
E=V/D = 1V/0.01m = 100(V/m)
speed(m/s) = u E
s=7.62E-8 x 100 = 7.62E-6 m/s = 7.62E-4 cm/s
To transverse the 1cm plates it would take
1/7.62E-4 = 1300 s or 20 minutes.
Seemed high-Does this sound reasonable?---I guess my intuition is weak here and I found no worked problems in the texts I have!