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3.3: Action Item

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    Problem Set

    1. Explain in your own words (no more than a paragraph) why the 2-Phase segment of the P-v isotherm should correspond to one single point in the P-T diagram.
    2. What about the critical point in the P-T diagram? Which P-v isotherm could that correspond to?
    3. Take two different hydrocarbons (say, C1 and C2) and compare their P-T vapor pressure curves. What do you notice? As you saw in the previous module, those P-T curves will be found at different conditions of pressure and temperature. But more than that, what can you comment about the slopes of both curves? Are they different? Why? Speculate.

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