Main Question or Discussion Point
I am somewhat confused by what pressure refers to in a phase diagram? In a closed box it makes sense to me that the vapor pressure would eventually equilibriate at a pressure determined by the temperature. However, say you have an open box. It makes sense that the liquid would boil when the internal vapor pressure is equal to external pressure. However, at a lower pressure the liquid would still be evaporating. I'm basically wondering at what point would simple evaporation fall on the diagram? Since there is both liquid and gas? And what corresponding pressure would you use? Vapor + ambient pressure?