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Determining the Atmospheric Pressure of Partial Pressures

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What is the atmospheric pressure if the partial pressures of nitrogen, oxygen, and argon are 77.75 kPa, 19.94 kPa, and 1.99 kPa, respectively?

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This solution explains how to determine the atmospheric pressure of a mixture of gases by applying Dalton's Law of partial pressures.

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This question is testing your knowledge of two things.

1) What gases make up the atmosphere?
2) How does one determine the total pressure of a mixture of gases?

So what are the three most common gases in the atmosphere? They ...

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