Problem: The vapor pressure of a 1 M ionic solution is different from the vapor pressure of a 1 M nonionic solution. In both cases, the solute is nonvolatile. Which of the following sets of diagrams best represents the differences between the two solutions and their vapors?

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Vapor Pressure is achieved by the equilibrium rate of vaporization equaling the rate of condensation. 

An ionic solution would have a lower vapor pressure as compared to a non-ionic solution. Recall that we have both have the same nonvolatile solute.

The appropriate diagram therefore is:


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The vapor pressure of a 1 M ionic solution is different from the vapor pressure of a 1 M nonionic solution. In both cases, the solute is nonvolatile. Which of the following sets of diagrams best represents the differences between the two solutions and their vapors?

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