Problem: A 4.0-L vessel containing N2 at STP and a 2.0-L vessel containing H2 at STP are connected by a valve. If the valve is opened allowing the two gases to mix, what is the mole fraction of hydrogen in the mixture?

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(1) Calculate moles of N2:

PV=nRTn = PVRT=(1 atm)(4 L)(0.08206 L atmmol K)(273 K)

n = 0.1786


(2) Calculate moles of H2:

PV=nRTn = PVRT=(1 atm)(2 L)(0.08206 L atmmol K)(273 K)

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A 4.0-L vessel containing N2 at STP and a 2.0-L vessel containing H2 at STP are connected by a valve. If the valve is opened allowing the two gases to mix, what is the mole fraction of hydrogen in the mixture?

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