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Vapor Pressure of Solvent

  1. Nov 16, 2013 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    http://i.minus.com/juL6gvGzvWdm.png [Broken]

    2. Relevant equations

    Raoult's law: Pressure of solution = Mole fraction of solvent multiplied by vapor pressure of pure solvent. We're assuming non-volatile solutes.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    My solution:


    Prof's solution:

    http://i.minus.com/jbtmawYMvRpDpX.png [Broken]

    Who's right?
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  3. Nov 16, 2013 #2
    I agree with your answer.
  4. Nov 16, 2013 #3


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    Yeah, it seems as if he used the mole fraction of the solute instead of the mole fraction of the solvent, which is a major boo-boo.
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