chemistry
posted by Anonymous on .
2 liquids a and b have vapour pressure of 500 mm hg and 200 mm hg .calculate mole fraction of a at which 2 liquids have equal partial pressure

I'm not sure I understand the problem. I interpret this problem as unmixed. If that is true, then you want
Pa = Xa*P_{o}a = Xa*500
Pb = Xb*P_{o}b = Xb*200 and since Pa = Pb, then
Xa*500 = Xb*200
Xa + Xb = 1 and solve for Xa and Xb. I get something like 143 mm Hg but that is approximate. Let me know if this is not the correct interpretation.