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Lecture 2

Stoichiometry and Chemical

Reaction Equilibria

Departemen Teknik Kimia
Universitas Indonesia

Stoichimetry, Extent of Reaction and
Conversion
Stiochiometry coefficients

a A+ b B c C + d D
A + b/a B c/a C + d/a D

o = c/a + d/a b/a -1
v
A
A + v
B
B + v
C
C + v
D
D =0
v
A
= -1,

v
B
= - b/a,

v
C
= c/a,

v
D
= d/a
v
I
: coeff. stoichiometry

= 0
i i
A v
Extent of reaction, c

dn
1
/v
1
= dn
2
/v
2
= dn
3
/v
3
= = dn
i
/v
i
= dc
c = (n
i
-n
i0
)/v
i

Conversion, X

X = (n
i0
-n
i
)/n
i0
= - (v
i/
n
io
)

c

Examples:
2HI
2 2

+ I H r
f
=
k
f
C
H
2
C
I
2

r
b
=
k
b
C
HI
2

and
Forward reaction is 1st order in C
H
2
and C
I
2
( 2nd order overall)
Reverse reaction is 2nd order in C
HI

Stoichiometric Equation
This describes the overall reaction but the reaction order cannot
be deduced from it.
Compare the above reaction with the analogous nonelementary
reaction between H
2
and Br
2 .

2HBr
2 2

+ Br H
2
2
2
2
2 1
1
Br HBr
Br H
f
C C k
C C k
r
+
=
k
1

k
2

Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
Kinetics vs. Themodynamics
Chemical Reaction Equilibria
Equilibrium state for given T and P

Criteria :
(AG)
T,P
= (oG/oc)
T, P
=

= 0
i i
v
(AG) : Gibbs free energy change,
i
: the chemical potential

0 ) ln ( ) (
,
= + = A

i
i
o
i i P T
a RT G v G
- RT ln K
a
= AG
o

a a
a a
a b
B A
a d
D
a c
C
RT G
/
/ /
ln
0
= A
Consider the general reversible reaction:
D cC d bB aA + +

At equilibrium r
A
=0
Therefore:
Therefore:
b
B
a
A
d
D
c
C
C
bB
fA
C C
C C
K
k
k
= =
Thermodynamic equilibrium relationship
b
B
a
A fA fA
C C k r =
d
D
c
C bA bA
C C k r =
0 = + =
bA fA A
r r r
r
fA
= r
bA
d
D
c
C bA
b
B
a
A fA
C C k C C k =
Thermodynamic equilibrium constant
(

|
|
.
|

\
|

A
=
T T R
H
T K T K
RX
C C
1 1
exp ) ( ) (
1
1
(

|
|
.
|

\
|

A
=
T T R
H
T K T K
RX
C C
1 1
exp ) ( ) (
1
1
K
C

T
K
C

T
Endothermic
Exothermic
All reactions are reversible in principle.
The extent of reversibility depends on -AG, the Gibbs
Free Energy change.
p
RTInK G = A
Where K
p
is the equilibrium constant in
terms of partial pressures.
Chemical equilibrium
If K
p
is large, reaction is essentially irreversible, which
means that the equilibrium position lies very far to the
product side.
Equilibrium Constants
P a
K K K

=
a
i
= f
i
/ f
i,o
=
i
P
i

C C
C C
a b
B A
a d
D
a c
C
C
K
/
/ /
=
C C
C C
a b
B A
a d
D
a c
C
C
K
/
/ /
=
P a
K K K

=
o
) (RT K K
C P
=
Impact of T, P, Inert changes
Total pressure change

Pi=yi P
K
P
=K
y
P
o

d ln K/dT = AH
o
(T) /RT
2

Temperature change

dT C H T H
o
p o
o
}
A + A = A ) (
plot log K vs 1/T , slope = -(AH
o
/R), (see Fig EC-1.1)
Exo. Reaction (AH
o
negative), K decreases with increasing T
Endo. Reaction (AH
o
positive), K increases with increasing T

K
a
=K
f/P
[P/n
A
+ n
B
+n
C
+n
D
+ n
I
]
c+d-a-b
) (
d
D
c
C
b
B
a
A
n n
n n
Inert change
Impact of T, P, Inert changes
Calculation Procedure

Determine (AG
o
) or (AH
o
).
a A + b B c C + d D maka:
AX
o
= c. AX
o
f,C
+ d. AX
o
f,D
a. AX
o
f,A
b. AX
o
f,B
, X : G, H

Calculate K
P
at T

with AH
o
(T) = AH
o
(25
o
C) +}AC
p
dT
2
) ( ln
RT
T H
dT
K d
o
P
A
=
{ } ) ( ) ( ln T G T K RT
o
A =
Calculation Procedure

Combine equilibrium composition and Equilibrium
constant
b
B
a
A
d
D
c
C
a a
a a
K
.
.
=
i i
a K H =

Express in Extent of reaction, composition or conversion

0 = E
i i
A v c
|
|
.
|

\
|
=

=
oi
i
oi
i oi
i
n
v
n
n n
X

Solve analytically/graph or numerically

Example 3-6 The reversible gas-phase decomposition of nitrogen
tetroxide, N
2
O
4
, to nitrogen dioxide, NO
2
, is to be carried out at
constant temperature. The feed consists of pure N
2
O
4
at 340 K and
202.6 kPa (2 atm). The concentration equilibrium constant, K
c
, at 340
K is 0.1 mol/dm
3.

B A 2
concentration equilibrium constant:
at
equilibrium !!
(a) Calculate the equilibrium conversion of N
2
O
4
in a constant-
volume batch reactor.
at
equilibrium !!
(b) Calculate the equilibrium conversion of N
2
O
4
in a flow
reactor.
at
equilibrium !!
for batch system
for flow system
(c) Assuming the reaction is elementary, express the rate of
reaction solely as a function of conversion for a flow system
and for a batch system.
Elementary reaction:
B A 2
(d) Determine the CSTR volume necessary to achieve 80% of
the equilibrium conversion.
CSTR design equation
HW2
Scott Fogler
P3-11A
P3-15B
P3-16B