Problem: What is the normal boiling point of this compound? 

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We’re being asked to determine the normal boiling point of a compound based on its phase diagram


Recall that a phase diagram shows the transition of matter between solid, liquid, and gas phases as temperature and pressure changes.


In a phase diagram, the different phases can be identified by their location:

• Solid: can be found at high pressure and low temperature; labeled X in the phase diagram

• Liquid: can be found between the solid and gas regions; labeled Y

• Gas: can be found at low pressure and high temperature; labeled Z


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What is the normal boiling point of this compound?

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