Problem: The phase diagram for xenon is shown below:If the pressure exerted on a xenon sample is 0.75 atm, and the temperature is -114°C, in what phase does xenon exist?

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Analyze the given phase diagram and determine the phase of Xe at -114°C and 0.75 atm

Recall that a phase diagram shows the transition of matter between solid, liquid, and gas phases as temperature and pressure changes.


In a phase diagram, the different phases can be identified by their location:

• Solid: can be found at high pressure and low temperature

• Liquid: can be found between the solid and gas regions

• Gas: can be found at low pressure and high temperature


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The phase diagram for xenon is shown below:

If the pressure exerted on a xenon sample is 0.75 atm, and the temperature is -114°C, in what phase does xenon exist?

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