Problem: A solution contains a mixture of pentane and hexane at room temperature. The solution has a vapor pressure of 256 torr. Pure pentane and hexane have vapor pressures of 425  torr and 151 torr, respectively, at room temperature.What is the mole fraction of hexane? (Assume ideal behavior.)

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Raoult's Law:


Ptotal=χpentanePpentane+χhexanePhexane   


χpentane+χhexane =1

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A solution contains a mixture of pentane and hexane at room temperature. The solution has a vapor pressure of 256 torr. Pure pentane and hexane have vapor pressures of 425  torr and 151 torr, respectively, at room temperature.

What is the mole fraction of hexane? (Assume ideal behavior.)

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