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Homework Help: Isobaric evaporation, why the temperature must be constant?

  1. Oct 24, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In case of an isobaric evaporation, why the temperature must be constant???

    2. Relevant equations

    I'm working on Mollier Diagram and my textbook says "because P is constant, so T is also constant", I coundn't understand it anyway

    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2011 #2

    NascentOxygen

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    I'm just guessing, but ...

    if you allow a solvent to evaporate (say isobaric conditions), then by evaporating I think it will cool the remaining liquid, and this will change the conditions. So I'd say as well as maintaining pressure constant, you need to take steps to ensure the temperate of the liquid is held constant to make meaningful measurements.
     
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