Question #72788

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May 3, 2016

Answer:

The aqueous tension is #0.1atm#

Explanation:

In order to find the aqueous tension (or vapour pressure) we can first figure out what pressure would the dry gas exert at #10^@C# in a #0.1L# container?

Since the number of mole is constant, we can use the following expression to find the new pressure #P_2#:

#(P_1V_1)/(T_1)=(P_2V_2)/(T_2)=>P_2=(P_1V_1)/(T_1)xx(T_2)/(V_2)#

#=>P_2=(1atmxx0.080cancel(L))/(273cancel(K))xx(283cancel(K))/(0.1cancel(L))=0.8atm# (1 significant figure since the volume 0.1L is one significant figure).

Therefore, the vapour pressure or aqueous tension would be found by:

#0.90atm-0.8atm=0.1atm#