College Chemistry : Non-Ideal Gas Behavior

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Non Ideal Gas Behavior

One flask is at STP and another is at .  What is the pressure at ?

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The pressure of the flask at  is .  

Because the volume between the flasks and the moles in each flask are constant, we can cancel out  and .

At STP, conditions are  and .  

Example Question #2 : Gases

A 3.00 L container at 273 K is filled with 1.00 mol Cl2(g), which behaves non-ideally.

Using the van der Waals equation, calculate pressure exerted by the gas.


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Recall the van der Waals equation for non-ideal gases

Rewrite the equation using the known values and solve for P

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