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. Explain why the development of a vapor pressure above a liquid in a closed container represents an equilibrium. What are the opposing processes? How do we recognize when the system has reached a state of equilibrium?

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Interpretation:

An explanation corresponding to the fact that the development of a vapor pressure above a liquid in a closed container represents equilibrium is to be stated. The two opposing processes are to be stated. The stage at which one recognizes that the system has reached a state of equilibrium is to be identified.

Concept Introduction:

Evaporation is the phenomenon involving phase change. It is the transition of liquid to vapor state. This process is applicable to liquids. Evaporation can either occur spontaneously at room temperature or by inducing changes in energy of the molecules.

Condensation is a process involving phase change. The molecules in vapor phase transit to the liquid phase in this process.

Explanation

In a closed container when a liquid is taken then some of the liquid vaporizes into the space above the liquid and the level of liquid decreases in the container due to the process of evaporation. After sometime, the level of liquid becomes fixed as the rate of evaporation becomes equal to the rate of condensation that represents the state of equilibrium. Therefore, the development of a vapor pressure above a liquid in a closed container represents equilibrium.

The two opposing processes that take place are the evaporation and condensation...

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