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    Concentration, Saturation and Vapor Loss of a Gas in Tank

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    Hello:

    We are to assume a 129 m3 closed tank.

    The tank previously contained heptane and therefore has residual vapor.

    The vapor pressure is given and known as 40 mm Hg

    The temperature is given as 25 degrees C.

    1) Is there a way to determine what the residual concentration of heptane gas would be in this closed container?

    2) Would you assume that the total enclosed container space was 100% saturated with heptane?

    3) If a hole was drilled in the top of the tank, how would one calculate the vapor loss at stated pressure and temp?

    Thank you so much.

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    Hello:

    We are to assume a 129 m3 closed tank.

    The tank previously contained heptane and therefore has residual vapor.

    The vapor pressure is given and known as 40 mm Hg

    The temperature is given as 25 degrees C.

    1) Is there a way to determine what the residual concentration of heptane gas would be in this closed container?

    2) Would you assume that the total enclosed container space was 100% saturated with heptane?

    3) If a hole was drilled in the top of the tank, how would one calculate the vapor loss at stated pressure and temp?

    Thank you so ...

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