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Find the partial pressure of carbon dioxide in a gas mixture with a total pressure of 30.4 kPa if the partial pressures of the other two gases in the mixture are 16.5 kPa and 3.7 kPa.

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The partial pressure of carbon dioxide is equal to the total pressure minus the sum of the partial pressures of the other gases. Partial pressure of CO2=30.4 kPa(16.5 kPa+3.7 kPa)=10.2 kPaCO_2=30.4\ kPa-(16.5\ kPa+3.7\ kPa)=10.2\ kPa

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