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Decomposition of ethanol, finding time for a certain pressure? [closed]

So I have this multi-concept question I am determined to solve. Temperature, Rate constant, initial concentraion, order of reaction, and final pressure is given. I'm lost as to how to begin solving ...
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Understanding Millimeter of Mercury

A Millimeter of Mercury(mmHg) is by definition the pressure exerted on a column of mercury 1 mm in height. I found this definition confusing because it doesn't say how the diameter of the container ...
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How does Ostwald-Walker method work?

From searching online I found this: The apparatus consists of two sets of bulbs. The first set of three bulbs is filled with solution to half of their capacity and second set of another three ...
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What is the difference between having a volatile versus a non-volatile solute at the boiling point of the solution?

I've been getting mixed answers online between the differences of these two. This is what I have gathered: A non-volatile solute does not produce vapour at the boiling point of the solution. ...
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is sublimation a property of all substances?

I wonder if sublimation can be done only on certain substances like Iodine or it can be done on all substances in other words, can sublimation be done for example on water? if it can not then why?
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How to calculate melting/boiling points at different pressures

I know water boils at below room temperature in a vacuum, and want to know if there's an equation to calculate the melting or boiling points of elements or compounds at a given pressure. How would I ...
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Liquefying butane in a freezer

If I were to put a can of liquid butane which is under pressure (eg. Lighter refill) in a freezer to get it below its boiling point of $-1^\circ C$, If it were released in an also frozen container ...
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Clarification on vapor pressure

If I have a glass of water, and the vapor pressure is the point of equilibrium where the liquid molecules are becoming gases and the gas molecules are colliding and becoming liquid at the same rate, ...
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Condition for formation of azeotropes

Consider a binary azeotropic solution of two volatile components $A, B$. I wanted to try and find out the required concentrations of $A, B$ in the solution in terms of their vapour pressures. I tried ...
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Which of these solution have the lowest vapor pressure in 298 K?

Which of these solution have the lowest vapor pressure in 298 K? Please give a brief explanation. 0.01 m $\ce {CaCl2}$ 0.01 m $\ce {NaCl}$ 0.02 m $\ce {NaCl}$ 0.015 m $\ce {CaCl2}$ 0.01 m $\ce ...
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How to determine the vapor pressure of a glycerine and propylene glycol mixture?

I am looking to calculate the minimum heat needed to create vapor from a specific mixture. I have a mixture of 60% $\ce{C3H8O3}$ (glycerine) and 40% $\ce{C3H8O2} $ (propylene glycol, ...
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Does nitrogen pressure in tyres fluctuate to much a lower degree than air with changes in temperature?

This is my first question in this site. I am referring to this question.The linked question what is the advantage of filling nitrogen in bike tubes over air and I got some answers such as: The ...
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Calculate vapor pressure from volume

For a chemistry lab, I'm required to calculate the vapor pressure of some organic solvents... methanol, ethanol, and propanol, in addition to an "unknown" sample of some solvent. In the lab, we were ...
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How to arrange substances in order of increasing vapor pressure?

During the lecture in my chemistry class, my teacher posed the following problem: Arrange in terms of increasing vapor pressure: a) 0.5m sugar b) 0.5m NaCl c) 2m ethylene glycol ...
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Why does the conversion of SO₂ to SO₃ require high pressure?

The conversion of sulphur dioxide to sulphur trioxide in the contact process for the manufacture of sulphuric acid requires the following condition: Temperature: 450 degrees Pressure: 1-2 atm, ...
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If gases turn into liquids under pressure, what does carbon dioxide turn into?

Since there is no liquid state of carbon dioxide, what will carbon dioxide turn into when exposed to high pressure?
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General rules for deciding volatility

Given an organic compound, is there any way to decide if it is volatile (or compare volatility--everything is volatile in the end)? Volatility is due to the tendency to evaporate. The conclusion I ...