Problem: At 20 oC the vapor pressure of benzene C6H6 is 75 torr and that of toluene C7H8 is 22 torr. Assume that benzene and toluene form an ideal solution.In a solution composed of benzene and toluene that has a vapor pressure of 36  torr at 20 oC, what is the mole fraction of toluene?

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Recall that the partial pressure of a solution in a mixture is given by: 

Psolution=χsolventPsolvent


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At 20 oC the vapor pressure of benzene C6H6 is 75 torr and that of toluene C7H8 is 22 torr. Assume that benzene and toluene form an ideal solution.

In a solution composed of benzene and toluene that has a vapor pressure of 36  torr at 20 oC, what is the mole fraction of toluene?

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