Problem: Methyl salicylate, C8H8O3, the odorous constituent of oil of wintergreen, has a vapor pressure of 1.00 torr at 54.3°C and 10.0 torr at 95.3°C. What is the minimum number of liters of air that must pass over a sample of the compound at 25°C to vaporize 1.0 mg of it?

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The problem involves multiple steps which mainly uses the Clausius Clapeyron Equation.

The Clausius Clapeyron Equation is:

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Methyl salicylate, C8H8O3, the odorous constituent of oil of wintergreen, has a vapor pressure of 1.00 torr at 54.3°C and 10.0 torr at 95.3°C. What is the minimum number of liters of air that must pass over a sample of the compound at 25°C to vaporize 1.0 mg of it?