Mole Balances Chap. 1 Overview-Chapter 1. This chapter develops the first building block of chemical reaction engineering, mole balances. that will be used continu- ally throughout the text. After completing this chapter the reader will be able to describe and define the mte of reaction, derive the general mole balance equation, and apply the general mole balance equation to the four most common types of industrial reacrors. Before entering into discussions of the conditions that affect chemi- cal reaction rate mechanisms and reactor design, it is necessary to account for the various chemical species entering and leaving a reaction system. This accounting process is achieved through overall mole balances on indi- vidual species in the reacting system. In this chapter, we develop a general mole balance that can be applied to any species (usually a chemical com- pound) entering, leaving, and/or remaining within the reaction system vol- ume. After defining the rate of reaction, -rA, and discussing the earlier
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