A system has been devised to store acetonitrile safely at high pressures and temperatures. The acetonitrile is contained in a 0.25-ft3 tank maintained at 4000 psia and 600 ºF. This tank is placed inside a second tank whose volume, excluding the volume of the first tank, is 1.5 ft3. Nitrogen at 8.0 atm and 600 ºF is contained in the second tank. Use the compressibility chart to estimate the final system pressure (atm) if the first tank ruptures and the final system temperature is 600 ºF. The critical temperature and pressure of acetonitrile are 548 K and 47.7 atm, respectively.
The question belongs to Chemistry and it discusses about calculating the pressure and temperature of two tanks containing acetonitrile and nitrogen gas.
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