An air sample contains 0.038% CO2. If the total pressure is 758 mm Hg, what is the partial pressure of CO2?
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% of CO2 present in air = 0.038%
Total pressure = 758 mmHg
We will have to find out the partial pressure of CO2
From the % of component , we can find the fractional composition.
Partial pressure of component = Fractional composition of component Total pressure
= Total pressure
= 0.28 mm Hg
Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
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