## A gaseous mixture of O2 and N2 contains 35.4 % nitrogen by mass. What is the partial pressure of oxygen in the mixture if the total pressure

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A gaseous mixture of O2 and N2 contains 35.4 % nitrogen by mass. What is the partial pressure of oxygen in the mixture if the total pressure is 0.918 atm

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0.565 atm

Explanation:

Let’s assume we have 100 g of the gas. We’d then have 35.4 g of N₂ and (100 – 35.4) 64.6 g of O₂.

Now we convert those masses into moles, using their respective molar masses:

• 35.4 g N₂ ÷ 28 g/mol = 1.26 mol N₂
• 64.6 g O₂ ÷ 32 g/mol = 2.02 mol O₂

Then we calculate the molar fraction of O₂:

• Molar Fraction O₂ = = 0.616

Finally we calculate the partial pressure of O₂:

• Partial P = Total P * Molar Fraction = 0.565 atm