Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Section 11.5 - Vaporization and Vapor Pressure - Conceptual Connection: 11.5

Answer

The vapor pressure remains the same.

Work Step by Step

We know that the rate of vaporization increases with increasing surface area. However, the vapor pressure of a liquid is independent of the surface area. When surface area increases, both rate of vaporization and rate of condensation increase. They cancel each other exactly, and the vapor pressure remains the same.
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