What is an example of a partial pressure practice problem?

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To solve a partial pressure problem, you will need to use Dalton's law of partial pressures.

It states that the total pressure in a container will equal the sum of the individual pressures of the gases in the container.

#P_T = P_1 + P_2 + P_3...#

The video below shows you how to find the partial pressure of hydrogen in a container which contains both hydrogen and water vapor. The total pressure in the container is 0.987atm and the partial pressure of water vapor is 17.5 torr (a conversion will be needed!)

Video from: Noel Pauller
Hope this helps!