Problem: Consider this molecular-level representation of a gas.If the partial pressure of the diatomic gas is 0.810 atm, what is the total pressure?

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To calculate total pressure Ptot


Recall that the partial pressure of a gas (PGas) in a mixture is given by:


Pgas=χgasPtotal


where χGas = mole fraction of the gas and Ptotal = total pressure of the gas mixture


The mole fraction of the gas is then given by:


mole fraction (χ)=mole of gastotal moles of gas=# of particles of diatomic gas total #of particles


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Consider this molecular-level representation of a gas.

If the partial pressure of the diatomic gas is 0.810 atm, what is the total pressure?


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