Labquest 34 Essay

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LabQuest 34 Vapor Pressure and Heat of Vaporization Vapor pressure or scientifically called equilibrium vapor pressure is the condition wherein the vapor from a liquid over the same liquid in a sealed container is at a point wherein the amount of gas leaving the liquid equals the amount of gas re-entering the liquid from the vapor above the liquid. However there is a mathematical between temperature and vapor pressure, and the Clausius-Clayperon equation attest to this relationship. Clausius-Clayperon equation - ln P = - [∆Hvap / R][1/T] +C The intent of this experiment was to determine the temperature/vapor pressure relationship using the volatile liquid ethanol, CH3CH2OH; and calculate its heat of vaporization. This data was collected over a range of temperatures, 22.4° C to 34.9° C. It was intentional that the temperature remained under 40° C less the pressure inside the Erlenmeyer flask got high enough to pop the stopper out of the Erlenmeyer flask. Materials and equipment: MATERIALS Labquest 20 mL syringe Labquest App two 125 mL Erlenmeyer flasks Vernier Gas Pressure Sensor ethanol, CH3CH2OH Temperature Probe 400 mL beaker rubber stopper assembly 1 liter beaker plastic tubing with two connectors hot plate Procedure: The apparatus was set up as requested by the Lab quest 34 handout and an initial pressure reading of 101.6kpa was obtained at room temperature, 22.4° C. Then the Erlenmeyer flask and the sensors were conditioned to the water bath by holding the flask down into the water bath to the bottom of the white stopper for 30 seconds, and then the valve on the white stopper was closed to keep the ethanol vapor from leaving the container at any time during the experiment. 3 mL ethanol was then introduced into the empty dry flask that was inside the water bath and the flask with the ethanol was rotated in
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