Recall that the partial pressure of a gas (PGas) in a mixture is given by:
χGas = mole fraction of the gas
Ptotal = total pressure of the gas mixture
An ideal gas mixture contains 35% helium, 20% methane, and 45% nitrogen (by volume) at 2.00 atm and 90°C. Calculate the partial pressure of each component.
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