Ch4 Material Balances-part2(1)

# Equilibriumreactionsreversiblereactions ch4 h2o co3h2

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Unformatted text preview: [(yC)c/(yA)a(yB)b]∙P(c‐a‐b) Where yi is mole fraction of component i at equilibrium. Note: Since mole fractions are dimensionless, the units of the equilibrium constant K are: atm(c‐a‐b) Chemical Equilibrium • For the liquid‐phase reaction aA+bB on the equilibrium constant, hence: cC. Pressure has no effect K= [(xC) c/(xA) a .(xB) b] Where xi is mole fraction of liquid component i at equilibrium. Note: Since mole fractions are dimensionless, the equilibrium constant K is dimensionless. Equilibrium reactions: reversible reactions CH4 + H2O CO + 3H2 (reversible) CH4 + H2O CO + 3H2 “at equilibrium” Equilibrium constant K(T) = [yCOyH23/yCH4yH2O]P2 (thermodynamics) 1.0 fAE 0.8 0.6 High T 0.4 low T 0.2 0.0 Page 122… Methodology: Express mole fractions (“y”s) at equilibrium all in terms of the single variable e, the extent of rxn @ equilibrium, then solve for e using the equilibrium constant K. 24 25 Material balance for reacting systems: (1) Molecular balance General balance equation: input + generation = output + consumption + accum (products) (reactants) Degrees of freedom: ndf = nuk + nind reactions – nind mol balances – nother Simple for single reactions Complex for multiple reactions (2) Atomic balance General balance equation: input = output + accumulation Degrees of freedom: ndf = nuk – nind atom bal – nbal indep, non‐reactive mol ‐ nother Simple for multiple reactions (3) Extent of reaction ( balance (version of molecular balance) ni = nio + i General balance equation: input + generation = output + consumption + accum (products) (reactants) Degrees of freedom: ndf = nuk+ nind reactions– nind reactive species balances – nbal indep, non‐reactive mol – nother Useful for equilibrium systems and computer‐solving Example: Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene Molecular species balance: 2 unknowns + 1 indep chem rxn – 3 indep molec species = 0 Atomic species balance: 2 unknowns – 2 indep atomic species = 0 Extent of Reaction balance: ni = nio + i 2 unknowns + 1 indep chem rxn – 3 indep reactive species = 0 H2: C2H6: C2H4: = 1, 40 = 0 + = ‐1, nC2H6 = 100 – = 1, nC2H4 = 0 + kmo...
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## This note was uploaded on 01/19/2014 for the course CHEE 2331 taught by Professor Alim during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.

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