We have to calculate the total pressure in the container when 5.60 g of solid CO2 evaporates into it.
The pressure of a particular mass of a gas can be calculated by the ideal gas equation:
P = pressure
V = volume
n = number of moles
R = gas constant = 0.08206 L•atm/mol•K
T = temperature in Kelvin units
We can rearrange this formula for pressure.
A piece of solid carbon dioxide with a mass of 5.60 g is placed in a 10.0-L vessel that already contains air at 710 torr and 24 °C.
After the carbon dioxide has totally vaporized, what is the total pressure in the container at 24 oC?
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