Problem: Suppose you have two colorless molecular liquids, one boiling at - 84 oC, the other at 34 oC, and both at atmospheric pressure. Which of the following statements is correct?The two liquids have identical vapor pressures at their normal boiling points.

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We are asked to determine if the given statement is correct:

The two liquids have identical vapor pressures at their normal boiling points. 

Recall:

Vapor pressure

▪ is the pressure exerted by a vapor in equilibrium with its condensed phase
▪ highly influenced by intermolecular forces between molecules

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Suppose you have two colorless molecular liquids, one boiling at - 84 oC, the other at 34 oC, and both at atmospheric pressure. Which of the following statements is correct?

The two liquids have identical vapor pressures at their normal boiling points.

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