Problem: Ethyl chloride is sold as a liquid under pressure for use as a local skin anesthetic. Ethyl chloride boils at 12 °C at atmospheric pressure. When the liquid is sprayed onto the skin, it boils off, cooling and numbing the skin as it vaporizes.Part B. What is the boiling point of ethyl chloride in degrees Fahrenheit?

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Recall that the conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit is given by:


°F=1.8(°C)+32


Converting 12˚C to Fahrenheit


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Ethyl chloride is sold as a liquid under pressure for use as a local skin anesthetic. Ethyl chloride boils at 12 °C at atmospheric pressure. When the liquid is sprayed onto the skin, it boils off, cooling and numbing the skin as it vaporizes.

Part B. What is the boiling point of ethyl chloride in degrees Fahrenheit?

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