# Viscosity and vapor pressure relationship

### Vaporization and Vapor Pressure - Chemistry LibreTexts

These will include: Vaporization and Condensation Vapor Pressure Enthalpy of and Pressure; Surface Tension, Capillary Action and Viscosity Although Equation describes the pressure do to a liquid (A) whose. The vapor pressure, density and kinematic viscosity of dry milk solutions of concentrations between 6% and 40% (w/w) were measured at temperatures between. If you are asked to rank molecules in order of melting point, boiling point, viscosity, surface tension or vapour pressure what they are actually asking is for you.

Methyl Acetate is the preferred solvent for most. This is because not only is it fast drying, it is also somewhat water soluble. Another simple example of how to use the value is determing how much heat it will take to boil water out of a pot?

### Properties of Liquids - Chemistry LibreTexts

The DHvap for water is If your pot contains 2. The molecular weight of water is We can now use the What if we take it one step further? Let's combine some concepts we learned in CHM with the concept we just discussed and solve the following problem: How much heat energy is required to convert 5. What do we need to calculate? First we need convert the ice from solid to liquid using the Enthalpy of Fusion a value just like the Heat of Vaporization that measures the amount of heat required to convert a substance from solid to liquid and then we need to heat the material from 0 up to degrees and finally, we need to convert it from liquid to gas using the Heat of Vaporization.

So now we know the three steps to take, we need to collect our conversion factors to use: So we can simply multiply the number of kg in our Step 2: We need to heat the liquid water from 0 to degrees Celsius.

The specific heat of water is 4. Convert the liquid water into vapor at oC. For this we use the Heat of Vaporization as we did above.

Vapor pressure is a measurable quantity that exists when a liquid and its vapor are in equilibrium. This is only possible in closed systems.

But please note that the earth's atmosphere is considered a closed system. On a much smaller scale this would be when you place any liquid into a sealed container. The molecules at the surface of the liquid would be changing into gas phase molecules and returning to the liquid until an equilibrium was reached.

## 11.6: Properties of Liquids

This is what we call a "dynamic equilibrium". As molecules from the liquid move into the gas phase within the container, this increases the pressure above the liquid. A measure of this pressure minus the normal atmospheric pressure gives us the vapor pressure of the liquid. The higher this pressure, the more volatile a liquid is said to be. Vapor pressure is also dependent on the temperature of the system.

The liquid will still have a heat of vaporization to contend with so the equilibrium vapor pressure will increase at higher temperatures.

And anyone who has ever microwaved their lunch in a closed tuperware container knows what will happen if the pressure or temperature gets too high, don't they? Practical use of the vapor pressure numbers: You are going away for the weekend and you want to make sure you leave enough water in the cage for your bird so it doesn't die of thirst while you are gone.

If your dorm room has an average temperature of 21oC how many liters of water should you put out to be sure some remains for the entire weekend? The red line follows the experimental or theoretical data whereas the underlying blue line is the fitted straight line relationship. The logarithm of the vapor pressure and the reciprocal temperature for liquid water ] Pressure-density relationship The density of liquid water tends towards an integral 6th power relationship with respect to pressure.

This relationship is shown below P' is the scaled pressure, that is, the left side of the above expression as the dashed lines, with the colored lines being the experimental data. The best fit is thus around the compressibility minimum at The extrapolated density at zero T and P is 1. Densities of water tend towards a 6th power law dependent on temperature and pressure As this power law does not obey the rule of thumb that candidate power laws should exhibit an approximately linear relationship on a log-log plot over at least two orders of magnitude in both the x-axes and y-axes [ ], it seems likely that this relationship is purely empirical.

I am again grateful to Frank Grimer for pointing me at this relationship. As the number of molecules in the vapor phase increases, the number of collisions between vapor-phase molecules and the surface will also increase.

Eventually, a steady state will be reached in which exactly as many molecules per unit time leave the surface of the liquid vaporize as collide with it condense.

At this point, the pressure over the liquid stops increasing and remains constant at a particular value that is characteristic of the liquid at a given temperature. The rate of evaporation depends only on the surface area of the liquid and is essentially constant. The rate of condensation depends on the number of molecules in the vapor phase and increases steadily until it equals the rate of evaporation.

**Vapor Pressure and Viscosity**

Equilibrium Vapor Pressure Two opposing processes such as evaporation and condensation that occur at the same rate and thus produce no net change in a system, constitute a dynamic equilibrium. In the case of a liquid enclosed in a chamber, the molecules continuously evaporate and condense, but the amounts of liquid and vapor do not change with time.

The pressure exerted by a vapor in dynamic equilibrium with a liquid is the equilibrium vapor pressure of the liquid. If a liquid is in an open container, however, most of the molecules that escape into the vapor phase will not collide with the surface of the liquid and return to the liquid phase.

Instead, they will diffuse through the gas phase away from the container, and an equilibrium will never be established.

Volatile liquids have relatively high vapor pressures and tend to evaporate readily; nonvolatile liquids have low vapor pressures and evaporate more slowly.