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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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Is atmospheric pressure acting only on the contents or also on the container?

$22~\mathrm{g}$ of dry ice is placed in an an empty $600~\mathrm{ml}$ closed vessel at $298~\mathrm{K}$. Find the final pressure inside the vessel, if all $\ce{CO2}$ gets evaporated? Now by applying $...
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Is this the right conclusion for a thought experiment?

In this thought experiment, let’s consider the surrounding to be air that is composed of entirely water vapor (no other species like $\ce{O2}$ and $\ce{N2}$ are present). The surrounding is infinitely ...
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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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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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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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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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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 bulbs ...
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Volatile and non-volatile solutes in solution

What is the difference between having a volatile versus a non-volatile solute at the boiling point of the solution? I have been getting mixed answers online concerning the differences outlined above. ...
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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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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 place a can of pressurized liquid butane (such as a lighter refill canister) into a freezer to get it below its boiling point of $-1\ \mathrm{^\circ C}$, and then release it into a container kept ...
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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? [closed]

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, propane-1,2-...
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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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Partial pressure of water in a submerged balloon

A balloon is half filled with water at sea level ($P = \pu{1 atm}$, $T = \pu{298K}$) such that the partial pressure of water is $\pu{24 mmHg}$. It is then submerged to a point where $P = \pu{2 atm}, ...
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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) $\pu{0.5m}$ sugar b) $\pu{0.5m} ~ \ce{NaCl}$ c) $\pu{2m}$ ethylene ...
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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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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 ...

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