Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Liquids and Intermolecular Forces - Exercises - Page 476: 11.61c


Neon can be liquefied by compressing it.

Work Step by Step

When something is compressed, it means that the volume that it occupies decreases. From PV=nRT, we recall that there is an inverse relationship between volume and pressure, so as volume decreases, pressure increases. The diagram shows that Neon is liquid at higher pressures when at 25 K, so compressing Neon to make pressure increase will work.
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