Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms
molecular diffusion (diffusion)
The process whereby solutes are transported at the microscopic level due to variations in the solute concentrations within the fluid phases . The kinetic energy generated by the transport of ionic or molecular constituents results in some dispersion of a chemical.