# Consider a mixture of two gases, A and B, confined in a closed vessel. A quantity of a third gas, C, is added to the same vessel at the same temperature. How does the addition of gas C affect the following: a) the partial pressure of gas A, b)  the total pressure in the vessel, c) the mole fraction of gas B?

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Consider a mixture of two gases, A and B, confined in a closed vessel. A quantity of a third gas, C, is added to the same vessel at the same temperature. How does the addition of gas C affect the following: a) the partial pressure of gas A, b)  the total pressure in the vessel, c) the mole fraction of gas B?

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(a)

The pressure of a gas present in the mixture can be calculated by using the ideal gas equation.

Step 2

Let, PA be the partial pressure of gas A and nA be the number of mo...

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