   # If equal masses of O 2 and N 2 are placed in separate containers of equal volume at the same temperature, which of the following statements is true? If false, explain why it is false. (a) The pressure in the flask containing N 2 is greater than that in the flask containing O 2 . (b) There are more molecules in the flask containing O 2 than in the flask containing N 2 . ### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 10, Problem 108SCQ
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## If equal masses of O2 and N2 are placed in separate containers of equal volume at the same temperature, which of the following statements is true? If false, explain why it is false. (a) The pressure in the flask containing N2 is greater than that in the flask containing O2. (b) There are more molecules in the flask containing O2 than in the flask containing N2.

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the two given gases namely O2 and N2 with masses and volume the given set of statements should be explained whether they are true or false with respect to the given conditions.

Concept introduction:

Ideal gas Equation:

Any gas can be described by using four terms namely pressure, volume, temperature and the amount of gas.  Thus combining three laws namely Boyle’s, Charles’s Law and Avogadro’s Hypothesis the following equation could be obtained. It is referred as ideal gas equation.

nTPV = RnTPPV = nRTwhere,n = moles of gasP = pressureT = temperatureR = gas constant

Under some conditions gases don not behave like ideal gas that is they deviate from their ideal gas properties.  At lower temperature and at high pressures the gas tends to deviate and behave like real gases.

Boyle’s Law:

At given constant temperature conditions the mass of given ideal gas in inversely proportional to its volume.

Charles’s Law:

At given constant pressure conditions the volume of ideal gas is directly proportional to the absolute temperature.

Two equal volumes of gases with same temperature and pressure conditions tend to have same number of molecules with it.

Molar mass: The molar mass of a substance is determined by dividing the given mass of substance by the amount of the substance.

Partial pressure: The partial pressure for any gas can be obtained by multiplication of total pressure of the gas with the mole fraction of the gas present in that total mixture.

Mole fraction: It defines the amount of particular species present in the mixture.  It is obtained by dividing the mole of gas by the total mole of gas present in the mixture.

### Explanation of Solution

Reasons for true statement:

According to the ideal gas equation pressure is generally expressed as follows,

PV = nRTP=nRTVwhere, n = molesmoles=massmolecularweightHence,P=mass×RTmolecularwe

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the two given gases namely O2 and N2 with masses and volume the given set of statements should be explained whether they are true or false with respect to the given conditions.

Concept introduction:

Ideal gas Equation:

Any gas can be described by using four terms namely pressure, volume, temperature and the amount of gas.  Thus combining three laws namely Boyle’s, Charles’s Law and Avogadro’s Hypothesis the following equation could be obtained. It is referred as ideal gas equation.

nTPV = RnTPPV = nRTwhere,n = moles of gasP = pressureT = temperatureR = gas constant

Under some conditions gases don not behave like ideal gas that is they deviate from their ideal gas properties.  At lower temperature and at high pressures the gas tends to deviate and behave like real gases.

Boyle’s Law:

At given constant temperature conditions the mass of given ideal gas in inversely proportional to its volume.

Charles’s Law:

At given constant pressure conditions the volume of ideal gas is directly proportional to the absolute temperature.

Two equal volumes of gases with same temperature and pressure conditions tend to have same number of molecules with it.

Molar mass: The molar mass of a substance is determined by dividing the given mass of substance by the amount of the substance.

Partial pressure: The partial pressure for any gas can be obtained by multiplication of total pressure of the gas with the mole fraction of the gas present in that total mixture.

Mole fraction: It defines the amount of particular species present in the mixture.  It is obtained by dividing the mole of gas by the total mole of gas present in the mixture.

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