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A liquid is in equilibrium with its vapour in a sealed container at a fixed temperature. The volume of the container is suddenly increased. (a) What is the initial effect of the change on vapour pressure?

7.1        A liquid is in equilibrium with its vapour in a sealed container at a fixed temperature. The volume of the container is suddenly increased.

      (a)      What is the initial effect of the change on vapour pressure?

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M manish

By increasing the volume of the container suddenly, initially, the vapour pressure would decrease. It is due to, the amount of vapour has remained the same but it is distributed in a larger volume.

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