# Problem: What is the composition of a methanol (CH3OH)–propanol (CH3CH2CH2OH) solution that has a vapor pressure of 174 torr at 40°C? At 40°C, the vapor pressures of pure methanol and pure propanol are 303 and 44.6 torr, respectively. Assume the solution is ideal.

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Use Raoult's Law where:

Mole fraction of B can be simplified as:

X= 1 - XA

Calculating XA

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What is the composition of a methanol (CH3OH)–propanol (CH3CH2CH2OH) solution that has a vapor pressure of 174 torr at 40°C? At 40°C, the vapor pressures of pure methanol and pure propanol are 303 and 44.6 torr, respectively. Assume the solution is ideal.