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Homework - Water evaporation in a sealed container with vacuum [closed]

Let's say I have a container where I extract the air and create a near perfect vacuum. The volume of the container is 100 m^3 In the container there is a large bottle (made of glass) which is filled ...
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how to Find $P_{tot}$ Given that $K_p = 28.5$ and the partial pressure at equilibrium

I have the equilibrium equation : $4KO_2{_{(s)}} + 2CO_2{_{(g)}} \ce{<=>} 2K_2CO_3{_{(s)}} + 3O_2{_{(g)}}~~k_p = 28.5 ~at ~25C$. Given that The partial Pressure of $CO_2$ is $0.191~atm$ at ...
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Finding the partial pressure

So I saw this problem but can't seem to figure out how to get the answer. I got a test tomorrow lol. 41) $\ce{SO2Cl2}$ decomposes in the gas phase by the following reaction: $$\ce{SO2Cl2 -> SO2(g)...
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Impregnating polyethylene with oil using pressure cooker?

I have some polyethylene spiral wrap that I'm hoping to impregnate with citrus oil as an animal deterrent. Wikipedia says that polyethylene plastic will pass through "flavourings" fairly easily. It's ...
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What is the triple point pressure for Gallium?

I have seen various discussions about the triple point of Gallium determined to a very precise value, so precise that it is used as a reference for NIST scales and measurements. However, these ...
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Irreversible isothermal expanison when given final and initial pressure but not external pressure

I'm asking about the second part of the question. So for isothermal, irreversible expansion, w = -Pext *change in volume. I calculated V2 through the fact that p1v1=p2v2 since isothermal. For V2, I ...
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Regarding units of water potential and chemical potential

If water potential is nothing but the chemical potential of a given solution, then why do their units differ? If the unit for the latter is taken as 'Energy per molecule' (which makes sense to me ...
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How to find the final pressure excerted by a mixture of gasses which are then released from a vessel after succesive fillings?

The problem is as follows: $5\ \mathrm l$ of oxygen at $2\ \mathrm{atm}$ of pressure and $10\ \mathrm l$ of nitrogen at $4\ \mathrm{atm}$ are collected in a vessel of $2\ \mathrm l$ in capacity. ...
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Why is so different the temperatures of a compressed gas compared to a liquid/gas mixture of the same fluid and they are both at the same pressure?

Why does $\ce{C3H6}$ gas when compressed (in a centrifugal compressor) comes out with a pressure of $\pu{16 bar}$ and $\pu{90 °C},$ and when it is a mixture of $\ce{C3H6}$ liquid/gas stored inside of ...
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Pressure Vs Volume plot for real and ideal gasses

$$\pmb {\underline {\text {Background}}}$$ Recently I have been studying about the states of matter and came to the topic of ideal gases and real gases and the laws related to them. While studying it ...
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Is the heat for constant pressure the same as for constant volume in the formation of nitric oxide?

In the reaction $\ce{N2 (g) + O2(g) -> 2NO (g)}$ my textbook[1] says $q_v$ and $q_p$ are not the same, without any explanation. I know that \begin{align} \Delta U &= q_p + w\\ \Delta U &=...
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About the use of Pascal or atmosphere in chemistry

I was wondering if there are specific formulae in chemistry for which it is "compulsory" or convenient to use atmosphere (atm) rather than Pascal (or even mmHg) as a unit of measurement. Of course ...
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What exactly causes equilibrium to shift when pressure is decreased? [duplicate]

Take the reaction: $$\ce{N2(g) + 3 H2(g) <=> 2 NH3(g)}$$ If pressure is decreased, equilibrium shifts to the left because it has more moles. I understand the basics of why this is, i.e. due to ...
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Using Le Chatelier's Principle to Change Mechanical Energy to Chemical Energy

I was interested in an application of Le Chatelier's principle, where an increase in pressure could result in a decrease in the moles of gas. In particular, a situation where when the pressure ...
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Calculating partial pressure of carbon monoxide

$\ce{ZnO}$ is exposed to pure $\ce{CO}$ at $\pu{1300 K}$ and the equilibrium $$\ce{ZnO(s) + CO(g) <=> Zn(g) + CO2(g)}$$ is then established at $\pu{1 atm}$ pressure. The density of the ...
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Vapor pressure vs. ambient pressure

I've managed to get myself thoroughly confused in thinking about the vapor pressure of a substance at a particular temperature $T$, and how it relates to the pressure of the substance if it is in a ...
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Why does reducing the pressure in an equilibrium reaction favour the side with more moles of gas?

I was trying to explain it in terms of reaction rates and such; more than just 'Le Chatelier's principle states ...', but I can't figure out the underlying reason as to why. I can explain why for ...
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Isothermal vs adiabatic compression of an ideal gas [closed]

Could someone please explain these specific questions physically (especially the first question!)? I understand the corresponding mathematical proofs, but not the physical reasoning? I have looked ...
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How to derive this temperature-pressure-specific volume relationship?

(for isentropic, adiabatic, ideal gas flow) $$\frac{T_x}{T_y} = \left(\frac{p_x}{p_y}\right)^{\frac{(\gamma-1)}{\gamma}} = \left(\frac{V_y}{V_x}\right)^{\gamma-1}$$ where $V$ is the specific volume, $...
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Coffee cup lids

So this morning I purchased a coffee. As a not uncommon event the lid on the coffee cup didn't have a hole completely punched through (a gas inflow hole). This makes it difficult to drink the coffee ...
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Stritations in a discharge tube

I am reading about A cathode ray discharge tube and I still do not fully understand why that as you keep on lowering the pressure in the chamber it creates striations, Faraday's dark space and Crooke'...
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Proper (and safe) way to pressurize a vessel to around 70 kPa with gentle (~38* C) heat [closed]

I'm trying to force crystallization in a complex mixture by maintaining gentle pressure and heat. I'm thinking of using a Duran pressure plus bottle with a cap that has 2 GL-14 fittings, one attached ...
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How to calculate the aqueous solubility of CO2 vs Pressure

I would like to make Na2CO3 react with HCl in a closed fixed volume vessel, and accordingly I'd like to understand how ensuing pressure will affect the equilibrium of my reaction (and to which extent ...
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Calculating partial pressure equilibrium constant Kₚ given initial pressure and equilibrium pressure

A reaction $$\ce{A(g) <=> B(g) + C(g)}$$ happens in constant volume and constant temperature. The reaction starts only with gas $\ce{A}$ (no $\ce{B}$ or $\ce{C}$) with given pressure $...
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Metering Device decreases pressure yet produces saturated liquid?

This question pertains to the change of state of liquid using a Metering Device as the refrigerant enters an Evaporator Coil of an HVAC system: The Metering Device takes liquid and then reduces the ...
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What value should I use for P in the ideal gas equation for an unknown molar quantity?

I did a chemistry lab, in which baking soda and vinegar were reacted in a ziplock bag, and I was to calculate the proper quantity of reactants to fill the bag with CO2. The molar quantity of gas was ...
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Applying vacuum at the end of a flash chromatography column

I know that flash chromatography uses a positive or pushing pressure to achieve the goal which is separation. Would the same goal be achieved if you had a vacuum on the other end instead of a ...
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Gas Law - increasing temperature with constant volume held

I've set up a simple experiment to look at the ideal gas laws. My experiment is relatively simple in that I have a metal tube which is capped on one side. I am then pressurising the tube with air to ...
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How can equilibrium lie to one side ? Surely it’s not at equilibrium anymore? [closed]

Surely they’re not at equilibrium any more? I understand that a favourable condition can make a reaction in one direction go faster, but then surely either the forward or backward reaction is faster ...
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Pressure dependent rate coefficient

I am trying to study how the pressure will affect the formation of ozone at around 5 bar. So, I am looking for a simple relation between the reaction rate coefficient and the pressure to use it in my ...
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Is vapour pressure a surface phenomenon?

As a fact, I know that vapour pressure doesn't depend on surface area. Does this imply it is not a surface phenomenon also? It shouldn't be as then it would depend on surface area of molecules and ...
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Find the Total Pressure When the Faucet is Released

Two chambers are connected as shown in the figure. The total pressure of the first chamber that contains Ar and He gas is 98.4 atm. If the faucet is released, find the total pressure. (There's 1 mol ...
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Can a reactor be operated at both reflux and above atmospheric pressure?

I'm not a chemist by trade so my experience in the lab has probably not been as in-depth as most of you. I've been tasked with investigating a proposed reaction in which an organic mixture (mostly ...
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A formula for the refractive index of a gas dependent on temperature and pressure

I am in search for a formula that gives me the refractive index of a gas at a given temperature and pressure. Does such a formula exist? Ideally the solution should have this form: $n_g(t, p) = \...
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Pressure-dependence of electrolysis voltage

I'm trying to better understand electro-chemistry, so please explain why this second-kind perpetual motion device won't work. I guess it's safe to assume it won't work one way or another. There is a ...
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Finding Pressure of M in a Charge Exchange

Ar (RE = 15.5 eV) is the reagent gas in a charge exchange experiment. If Ar+ reacts with anisole with a rate constant of 2.26x10-10cm3 molecules-1/s-1 and 65% of the Ar ions react in 25 milliseconds, ...
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Calculating Equilibrium Partial Pressures Given Kp and Mass

For the reaction $$\ce{AsCl5(g) <=> AsCl3(g) + Cl2(g)}$$ at $550$ K, the equilibrium constant ($K_p$) is $9.81$. Suppose that $3.150 \ g$ $\ce{AsCl5}$ is placed in an evacuated $600$ ml ...
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Why does increase in pressure cause a increase in boiling point [closed]

When we increase the atomospheric pressure pressure above the solution , the boiling point of a solution increases. Why does this happen?
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Volume of dried gas at STP

A $54.0\ \mathrm{mL}$ sample of oxygen is collected over water at $20\ \mathrm{^\circ C}$ and $770\ \mathrm{Torr}$ pressure. What is the volume of the dry gas at STP? By using the combined gas law, I ...
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What will be unit of volume in V=nRT/p if p is in Torr instead of atm? [closed]

$V=nRT/p$, where $n$ is amount of gas in $\mathrm{mol}$, $R$ is gas constant, $V$ is volume in $\pu{dm3}$, and $p$ is pressure in $\pu{atm}$. What happens to $R$ if $p$ is in $\pu{Torr}$ instead of $...
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Why is my solution for the partial pressures of two different gases incorrect?

I have the chemical equation: $\ce{NH4NO3(s) -> 2H2O (g) + N2O (g)}$. There are $12.8$ g of ammonium nitrate, and it decomposes completely in an empty container at $25.00\ ^\circ\pu{C}$ until the ...
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Defining the partial pressure equilibrium concentration

First off, I am not a chemist. I'm an engineer with an interest in thermodynamics for engine simulation for the basis of emissions. So if I have asked something stupid, this will be why. So I am ...
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what is actually supercritical fluid? [duplicate]

let’s take an example: if we have a glove-box filled with helium at 5 bars at room temperature which is far beyond its critical point, what actually it would be like ? would it be like a normal gas ? ...
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Changes in pressure for an equilibrium reaction containing a solid/liquid on one side only

For a reaction where there is only one solid/liquid present, but gases present as both reactants and products (are there any examples of this type of reaction?): $$\ce{A(s) + B(g) <=> C(g)},$$ ...
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What is a simple formula to approximate the change in relative humidity as temperature rises/falls?

The moisture-carrying ability of air goes up as the temperature rises. So if I take a volume of air and heat it or cool it (allowing it to expand/contract so the pressure remains constant) how can I ...
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Equalization of pressure in heat exchanger

I was solving numericals on Kinetic Theory of Gases when I came across this question Two closed vessel of equal volume contain air at 105 kPa, 300 K and are connected through narrow tube. If one of ...
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Entropy as the driving force for osmosis

How is entropy responsible for osmosis and is movement of solvent possible from its higher concentration to lower concentration? By concentration, I will be referring to the concentration of solvent ...
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Does the rate constant depend on pressure?

I have read in some books that when pressure increases, the number of effective collisions increases. Hence, $k$ depends on pressure. Is it true? If so, then why doesn't $k$ depends on concentration? ...
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Molar mass of a protein from osmotic pressure

The height of a column of liquid that can be supported by a given pressure is inversely proportional to its density. An aqueous solution of $0.010 g$ of a protein in $10 mL$ of water at $20^oC$ ...
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How to evacuate a glass vessel containing powders?

I would like to evacuate a vessel (a glass round-bottomed flask) and which contains a few grams of platinum. However, I am worried about the platinum powder being sucked up by the vacuum. A few ...