Thermal Effects in Chemical Reactions: Quiz-Yourself Simulation

Construct a conversion-temperature diagram for a reversible adiabatic reaction. Use this simulation to test your understanding. Download the free Wolfram player, and then download the simulation CDF file (link given below or click on figure to download).

A reversible reaction, A↔B, takes place in an adiabatic plug-flow reactor (PFR). Construct a conversion-versus-temperature diagram by plotting the energy balance and equilibrium lines. The energy balance line is plotted first for a feed that contains only reactant A, and then it is plotted for a feed that also contains an inert component. Click the “new problem” button for a new set of conditions. Before moving on to the next step, check “solution” to see the answer. Once you check “solution”, you cannot change your answer.