Problem: A mixture of 10.0 g of Ne and 10.0 g of Ar has a total pressure of 1.6 atm. What is the partial pressure of Ne?a. 1.1 atmb. 0.8 atmc. 0.54 atmd. 0.40 atme. 1.3 atm

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We’re being asked to calculate the partial pressure of Ne in a mixture of Ne and Ar


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



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:



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A mixture of 10.0 g of Ne and 10.0 g of Ar has a total pressure of 1.6 atm. What is the partial pressure of Ne?

a. 1.1 atm

b. 0.8 atm

c. 0.54 atm

d. 0.40 atm

e. 1.3 atm

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