# Question #11d78

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The partial pressure of ethane will be

I'll base the answer on your previous question

There are two ways of solving for the partial pressure of ethane. The first one is to simply apply the same method used to determine the partial pressure of argon.

To put this in practice, you need to determine the number of moles of ethane present in the mixture. Since you've calculated that the *total number of moles* is **0.0511**, and that you have **0.0300 moles** of argon, the difference between these numbers will be the number of moles of ethane

This means that the partial pressure of ethane will be

The second and quicker way of finding the partial pressure of ethane is to use **Dalton's law of partial pressures**.

According to this, the *total pressure* exercited by a gas mixture that occupies a certain volume is equal to the sum of the partial pressures exercited by each gas if it alone would have occupied the same volume.