What is partial pressure? What is the relationship between the partial pressures of each gas in a sample and the total pressure of gas in the sample?

Solution 15E When different gases form a mixture, each of these gases exerts a certain amount of pressure. This hypothetical pressure exerted by an individual gas component of a mixture is called the partial pressure of that gas component. Partial pressure is a measure of thermodynamic activity of the gas’s molecules. When you get the sum of the partial pressures of the different gas components, you will be able to obtain the total pressure. The equation to get the total pressure of a gas mixture containing gases X, Y, and Z is shown below. Using the ideal...