What are some common mistakes students make with vapor pressure?

1 Answer
Apr 4, 2016

Answer:

Some students are ignorant of the fact that the normal boiling point is itself an expression of vapour pressure.

Explanation:

Of course, at the normal boiling point the vapour pressure of the liquid is 1 atmosphere, and bubbles of vapour form directly in the liquid. At temperatures below the normal boiling point an equilibrium vapour pressure will still operate.