what is the partial pressure in torr due to nitrogen?

The total pressure of a nitrox II gas mixture for scuba diving is 2.432 atm. If the oxygen in the mixture has a partial pressure of 570 torr, what is the partial pressure in torr due to nitrogen?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The partial pressure of O2 = 570 torr/ 760 torr/atm = 0.750 atm

    So, the partial pressure of N2 = (2.432 atm - 0.750 atm) X 760 torr/atm = 1278 torr

  • 3 weeks ago

    ((2.432 atm total) x (760 torr/atm)) - (570 torr O2) = 1278 torr N2

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