The saturated vapor pressure is designated as the gas pressure in a closed container when the evaporation process has reached an equilibrium (when there are as many molecules returning to the liquid as there are escaping it). Doesn't that mean that vapor pressure is dependant on the volume? Why not?
And how exactly is vapor pressure connected to the boiling point? I know that a liquid boils when its vapor pressure becomes equal to the external pressure but why is that? Is it because the pressure in the bubbles, that are formed by heating the liquid, is the same vapor pressure?
Thanks in advance.