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This is the pressure exerted by a vapor in thermodynamic equilibrium with its condensed phases (solid or liquid) at a given temperature in a closed system. Apply this tag to questions involving clarification related to vapor pressure.

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Why is Diiron nonacarbonyl so exceptional?

My textbook(NCERT) says: With exception of $\ce{Fe2(CO)9}$, all other metal carbonyls are soluble in hydrocarbon solvents. Weller, M.; Overton, T.; Rourke, J.; Armstrong, F. Inorganic Chemistry, ...
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What causes the lowering of vapour pressure in volatile/nonvolatile solvent mixtures?

"Based on Figure 13.18, you might think that the reason volatile solvent molecules in a solution are less likely to escape to the gas phase, compared to the pure solvent, is that the solute molecules ...
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What is the difference between “vapour” and “gas”?

I have read the definition of vapour on Wikipedia, but I don't seem to have a clear idea about the difference between a vapour and a gas. I know what it means when it says, "gas at a temperature ...
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How does composition of air affect vapor saturation limit?

Suppose we hold temperature, pressure, and gas composition (say, a standard atmosphere) constant. Then we know that if we allow the water content of the air to vary it can range between 0 and some ...
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Is it possible to boil a liquid by just mixing many immiscible liquids together?

In open air, when vapour pressure reaches 1 atm, boiling takes place. I read that if we add two immiscible liquids together, the total vapour pressure of the 'mixture' is close to $p = p^*_A + p^*_b$,...
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Vapor pressure and boiling point for solutions in open containers

Question 1: If we have an open container which has water in it and is heated. If there is no lid over the container then how can this water ever boil as there will be no vapor pressure created over ...
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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 ...
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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 bulbs ...
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How is volatility useful in the production of acids?

Sulfuric acid because of its low volatility can be used to manufacture more volatile acids from their corresponding salts. How does volatility affect the production of acids? Isn't it that sulfuric ...
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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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Vapor Pressure Paradox

This is quite an interesting situation I had thought of. Consider two beakers, each containing $\pu{180 g}$ of water. Also, suppose one of the two has $\pu{1.8 g}$ of glucose dissolved in it. Let's ...
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Reason for the formation of azeotropes

Why is it that some liquid mixtures (that exhibit positive/negative deviation from Raoult's law) form azeotropic mixtures at certain compositions? What is the physical reason behind this; are there ...
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Vapor pressure of immiscible liquids

I have read that vapour pressure of a mixture of two immiscible liquids is $$P=P^0_A + P^0_B$$ where A and B are immiscible liquids. If they are immiscible, they would form separate layers. Thus ...
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Is it true that an evaporating molecule has the same kinetic energy as a molecule in a pot of boiling water?

A molecule on the surface of room-temperature water shoots off the surface of said water, or in other words, it "evaporates." It does so because it gained kinetic energy ${x}$, and ${x}$ was great ...
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Quantitative Transfer of Volatile Standards

(Edited w/ updates) Okay, long story short I work in a lab which has been working on cannabinoid analysis (in the licensed Canadian market) and have had a lot of issues surrounding the standards/...
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Why does decreasing the pressure of the system increase the relative volatility of a binary solution?

In our teaching lab, we were posed with the following question as an exersize: If the boiling points of two compounds differ by $\pu{50 ^\circ C}$ at atmospheric pressure, what will be the effect ...
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Is menthol an especially volatile molecule?

I have been studying a bit about odors and plant essential oils. Several sources claim that the fragrant terpenes found in these oils, such as menthol, eugenol, limonene, linalool, etc. are volatile ...
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The effect of air pressure on the melting point

What is the effect of air pressure on the melting point of a substance? a) No effect b) The melting point increases when the air pressure increases c) The melting point decreases when the air pressure ...
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Is dew and water vapour the same?

Is it possible to say water vapour and dew is the same? I know that the water vapour is the gaseous phase of water. But what is the dew? I just wonder how can I categorised it. Is it the liquid or ...
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How can I turn LPG from liquid to gas?

I am working on a personal project that involves a balloon filled with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at a pressure of $\pu{4 - 5 bar}$, and I need some kind of a device/filter that would convert it to ...
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Volatile alkali metal compounds

Most elements are or have compounds that are gases or have a significant vapor pressure at room temperature. Fluoride is a powerful tool for producing highly oxidized covalent and volatile compounds. ...
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Relationship between vapour pressure and saturated vapour pressure

I need clarity on saturated vapour pressure in a closed system at equilibrium. How does saturated vapour pressure relate to vapour pressure?
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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, propane-1,2-...
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Cases when Raoult's law is unsolvable

Setup Consider a closed binary mixture of known total molar composition $n_i$, held at volume $V$ and temperature $T$. The equilibrium phase composition is determined by $\mu_i^{vap} = \mu_i^{liq}$. ...
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the chemical mechanism for deviations from Raoult's law

Mixtures of ethanol and acetone have vapor pressures that are higher than predicted by Raoult's law, while mixtures of acetone and water have lower vapor pressures than predicted by Raoult's law. Why ...
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Why exactly does high pressure (72 bar) nitrous oxide's pseudocritical¹ temperature drop so far when oxygen is added to make 50%v/v mixture? (Entonox)

This answer to Can precipitation occur in states of matter other than liquids? mentions the unusual case of Entonox. The effects of temperature on nitrous oxide and oxygen mixture homogeneity and ...
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A chamber to control concentration of a vapor: Is there a name for this equipment?

Mechanical engineer here so please excuse me if my question seems dumb to you! I want to have a chamber $(\approx 40 \times 30 \times \pu{30 cm})$ to control concentration $(\pu{ppm})$ of a flammable ...
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Why don't the solute molecules in a volatile solvent also escape to contribute to vapor pressure?

I'm currently studying relative lowering of vapor pressure with the addition of a solid non volatile solute. The book explains it with the notion that some of the non volatile solute also appears at ...
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Will the water at the bottom of the tube boil at the same temperature as the water at the top of the tube?

Consider a long, vertical tube of water, as shown below: Where $P_\mathrm{atm}$ is the atmospheric pressure and $P_\mathrm{bottom}$ is the pressure at the bottom of the tube. The tube is long ...
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Why don't minerals evaporate from seawater along with the water? [duplicate]

When water evaporates from the ocean, of course the minerals such as salt remain in the ocean-- that's why seawater is so saline. However, I'm very puzzled: why don't minerals evaporate along with the ...
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Vapor-pressure or Vapor-concentration

To summarize from my textbook: rate of evaporation: proportional to surface area but essentially independent from pressure (of surrounding gas) rate of condensation proportional to both surface ...
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Minimum amount of water in pressure cooker

When cooking I would like to know the minimum amount of water I can add to my 6.2 L pressure cooker, worst case, so without any food. At second ring cooking the pressure is 0.8 bar. I assume I need ...
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Why is latent heat of vaporization not exactly proportional to boiling point?

Latent heat of vaporization and boiling point are both chemical properties related to the bond strength of the molecule. In general, the higher the boiling point is, the higher the heat of ...
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When heat is increased, does water move upward in a straw due to increased capillary action or increased pressure?

I left a water bottle with an internal straw in my car throughout a long, hot day. When I opened the bottle at the end of the day, water immediately splashed out from the straw. This made me wonder if ...
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If some particles of liquid in a solution convert to vapour then why can't some liquid particles convert to solid?

I was reading about the vaporisation of liquid when I came across the following statement. The average energy of the particles in a liquid is governed by the temperature. The higher the ...
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Why does the conversion of SO₂ to SO₃ require high pressure?

The conversion of sulfur dioxide to sulfur trioxide in the contact process for the manufacture of sulfuric acid requires the following condition: Temperature: 450 degrees Pressure: 1-2 atm, although ...
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Will addition of inert gas change the vapour pressure of a liquid?

From this question on Physics SE Thermodynamics of evaporation: Now imagine the experiment is repeated but instead of vacuum conditions, the water is pressurized with nitrogen at 1 atm. According to ...
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When water boils at its boiling point how do we call it as an equilibrium?

On boiling, water becomes a vapor, liquid volume decreases and vapour volume increases. Since volumes are not constant, how do we call it as equilibrium?
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Detailed kinetic explanation for vapor pressure reduction by dissolved solute?

The following problem was asked in JEE Mains 2020 (Sept 2, Shift 1), An open beaker of water in equilibrium with water vapor is in a sealed container. When a few grams of glucose are added to the ...
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What is the formula for evaporation rate of water? [closed]

I did my own research, and according to The Engineering Toolbox,the formula for the evaporation rate of water is as follows: $g_\mathrm h = \Theta A (x_\mathrm s - x)$ $g_\mathrm h$ = amount of ...
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Total pressure in a chamber calculation

I have a chamber containing two different gases and a liquid which needs to be heated at a certain temperature to bring it to vapor state. I have worked out that we can calculate the total pressure ...
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Can you concentrate alcohol by evaporating the aqueous solution at room temp and collecting on a cold surface?

I have a bowl containing cheap wine and an immersible fish tank heater. The heater warms the wine to 30 deg C. The bowl is located in a large closed bucket, where it sits on a support. The bucket is ...
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can a vapour denser than air evaporate in a closed chamber? [closed]

Imagine a closed container filled with air. There is some liquid substance on a bottle placed on the floor of the container. Let's heat the liquid until it starts to evaporate. Let's say 20% of the ...
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Can a droplet of formalin evaporate in midair while falling?

I am designing an evaporator for use in an enclosed environment. Due to the hazardous nature of formaldehyde, I want my evaporator to be wick-free. The environment in which the evaporator will be used ...
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Does pH gets affected by pressure?

My attempt- I thought that pH is h+ ion concentration and change in volume will change its equilibrium according to le chatelier's principle . But I want to know is it correct or it needs some ...
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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 cannot, then why?...
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Solution to Raoult's Law for a volatile binary solution (no pun intended)

Raoult's Law In a closed container, $$P_A=P_A^\circ x_A$$ where $P_A$ is the pressure of compound in gaseous phase, and $x_A$ is the mole fraction of the liquid component A in the liquid mixture. If ...
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Calculating the mass of water removed by air conditioning condensation

I cannot figure out how to calculate the mass. The question is: "Suppose the percent relative humidity is $\mathrm{80.0\%}$ at $\mathrm{91.4\ ^\circ F}$ ($\mathrm{33.0\ ^\circ C}$) in a house ...
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How does grease become airborne?

When cooking in the kitchen you usually use some oil or butter to bake your meat and potatoes in. After some weeks without cleaning (which happens every now and then) the surroundings of the stove ...
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Does benzene vapor react with air in a closed barrel?

If we would have benzene in a closed barrel for quite a while at room temperature, some vapor would form fast due to its volatility, right? But let's say that when the barrel was closed, some air got ...

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