Explain your choice. In general, discuss how vapor pressure affects the volatility of a liquid?


Take test: Unit 1 assessment.

Explain your choice. In general, discuss how vapor pressure affects the volatility of a liquid?

Take test: Unit 1 assessment. When assessing the flammable liquids of toluene and methanol with a vapor pressure that is set at about 68 degrees Celsius, one ought to understand how the pressure responds. When we evaluate methanol as a liquid at 96 mmHg, it is found to have/possess a high vapor pressure. Once one has methanol at that pressure, it ought to be noted that high gas pressure poses as both explosion and fire hazard. Also, methanol at this pressure is a toxic liquid, and its high vapor pressure poses as an inhalation toxicity risk (Meyer, 2014). On the other hand, toluene as a liquid and at 22mmHg possesses little pressure.  Once the flammable liquid toluene holds that petite vapor develops at that fixed temperature. Therefore, the flammable liquid toluene cannot pose as an inhalation toxicity hazard and as well cannot pose a major explosion and risk of fire (Meyer, 2014). Now comparing the two, methanol poses the greater risk of both explosion and fire.

Part 2: If the liquid in Part 1 is transferred into a container for transportation, why does DOT require that the container not is filled to the brim? Discuss your answer.

        If one was to transfer methanol into a container for purposes of transportation, it is clear that there would be some severe transport concerns. Once the liquid is confined within enclosed space, it is likely for the liquid’s temperature to rise, as it will absorb heat from other items surrounding it (Meyer, 2014). With increase I temperature, more vapor is released from the container. The increase in gas will lead to a lot of pressure on the confined container’s walls. As this goes on, the probability of an explosion and fire increases.


 Meyer, E. (2014). Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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