Problem: The drawing below represents a mixture of three different gases.If the total pressure of the mixture is 1.55 atm, calculate the partial pressure of the yellow gas.

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Recall that the partial pressure of a gas (PGas) in a mixture is given by:


PGas=XGasPTotal

where χGas = mole fraction of the gas and Ptotal = total pressure of the gas mixture


The mole fraction of the gas is then given by:

mole fraction (X)=mole of gastotal mass


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The drawing below represents a mixture of three different gases.

A diagram shows a mixture containing five blue, two red, and three yellow gas molecules.

If the total pressure of the mixture is 1.55 atm, calculate the partial pressure of the yellow gas.

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