Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 8 - Properties of Gases - Questions for Review and Thought - Applying Concepts - Page 370e: 101


The difference is caused by the space occupied by the particles

Work Step by Step

The ideal gas law assumes that the gas does not take up any space. However, this is not the case, for the particles take up a finite volume when they vaporize. Because taking up volume decreases the effective volume, the actual vapor pressure will be lower than predicted.
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