How is Daltons Law of partial pressure helpful in calculating the partial pressure of gases in a container?
"The total pressure of a mixture of gases equals the sum of the pressures that each would exert if it were present alone."
Ptotal = P1 + P2 + . . . Pn
- Pt is the total pressure of a sample which contains a mixture of gases
- P1, P2, P3, etc. are the partial pressures (in the same units) of the gases in the mixture