Thermal Effects in Chemical Reactions: Example Problems
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Example Problem 1
For the reversible, liquid phase reaction, A↔B, determine the adiabatic equilibrium temperature and the conversion when pure A is fed to the reactor at 300 K.
CPA = CPB = 50 cal/(mol K). Heat capacities are independent of temperature.
The equilibrium constant is 1.0 x 105 at 298 K; the heat of the reaction is -2.0 x 104 cal/mol.
Example Problem 2
Determine the heat removal so that a chemical reactor is isothermal.