Problem: A 2.00-L sample of O2(g) was collected over water at a total pressure of 785 torr and 25°C. When the O2(g) was dried (water vapor removed), the gas had a volume of 1.94 L at 25°C and 785 torr. Calculate the vapor pressure of water at 25°C.

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PH2O=PtotalXH2OPH2O=PtotalmolH2Omoltotal


Step 1: Calculate the volume of water vapor

Since the pressure and temperature for the oxygen + water and oxygen only are the same, we can simply get the volume of water by subtracting.

VO2 = 2.00 L - 1.94 L= 0.06 L


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A 2.00-L sample of O2(g) was collected over water at a total pressure of 785 torr and 25°C. When the O2(g) was dried (water vapor removed), the gas had a volume of 1.94 L at 25°C and 785 torr. Calculate the vapor pressure of water at 25°C.

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