In a solution consisting of 82% N2, 15% Ar, and the rest O2, which gas is the solvent? Type the name of the gas?

1 Answer
Feb 23, 2018

Answer:

Nitrogen gas.

Explanation:

The solvent is that component of a solution which constitutes a larger proportion of the solution. In your question, #"N"_2# constitutes #82%#, #"Ar"# constitutes #15%#, and #"O"_2# constitutes #3%#.

So nitrogen gas should be the solvent as it constitutes the largest proportion out of the three.