Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 13 - States of Matter - 13 Assessment: 72

Answer

The water will not boil at room temperature

Work Step by Step

If the vapor pressure of water in the closed container is 15 kPa, then according to Figure 13.9 on page 394, the water must be AT LEAST 40 degrees celsius to boil. However, since the water is at room temperature, it is about 22 degrees Celsius, so water will not boil.
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