Question #d3f2e

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May 2, 2017

Answer:

The mole fraction of argon is 0.288.

Explanation:

The formula for mole fraction #χ# of a component in a mixture is

#color(blue)(bar(ul(|color(white)(a/a)χ = "moles of component"/"total moles"color(white)(a/a)|)))" "#

#"Moles of Ne" = 11.94 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g Ne"))) × "1 mol Ne"/(20.18 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g Ne")))) = "0.591 67 mol Ne"#

#"Moles of Ar" = 9.56 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g Ar"))) × "1 mol Ne"/(39.95 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("g Ar")))) = "0.2393 mol Ar"#

#"Total moles" = "(0.591 67 + 0.2393) mol" = "0.830 97 mol"#

#χ_text(Ar) = (0.2393 color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mol"))))/("0.830 97" color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mol")))) = 0.288#