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REACTION ENGINEERING 1 CHE502

TUTORIAL 2- Topic 2

1. What is a rate law? What factors affect the value of the rate constant for a given
reaction?

2. What are the units of the rate constant for (a) a first order reaction (b) second order
reaction

3. The rate law for a reaction was found to be

rate  (2.35x106 L 2 mol 2 s 1 )A B


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What would the rate of reaction be if:

a) The concentrations of A and B are 1.00 mol/L


b) [A]=0.25 M, [B]=1.30 M

4. For the decomposition of dinitrogen pentoxide, the following data were collected in
constant volume of batch reactor

2N 2O5  4NO2  O2
Concentration, (mol/L) Time (s)

5.00 0

3.52 500

2.48 1000

1.75 1500

1.23 2000

0.87 2500

0.61 3000

Determine the rate law of this decomposition reaction using differential (numerical)
method.

5. Consider the following reaction of 0.02M solution of limiting reactant bromine, and 0.2M
solution of formic acid of equal portion as follows:

Br2 (aq) + HCOOH (aq)  2H+ (aq) + 2Br-(aq) + CO2


REACTION ENGINEERING 1 CHE502

The concentration of bromine was measured experimentally at various times as


tabulated in table below:
Experimental data

Time(s) 0.2 1 2.2 3 4.3 5 7.5 10 15.5 20 25.7 30


Concentration
of bromine 1.00 0.91 0.83 0.75 0.68 0.63 0.49 0.39 0.25 0.15 0.10 0.06
(mmol/L)

Determine the rate law using integral method of data analysis.

6. The reaction

AB+C

was carried out in a constant volume batch reactor where the following concentration
measurements were recorded as a function of time

Time(s) 0 5 9 15 22 30 40 60
Concentration
2 1.6 1.35 1.1 0.87 0.70 0.53 0.35
(mol/dm3)
Use differential method to determine the reaction order, α and the specific reaction rate.
*Data from Problem P5-6B (Page 296 Fogler)

7. The reaction of NO with Cl2 follows the equation


2NO  Cl 2  2NOCl
The following data were collected:

Initial NO (mol/L) Initial Cl2 (mol/L) Initial rate of NOCl (mol/L.s)

0.10 0.10 2.53 x 10-6

0.10 0.20 5.06 x 10-6

0.20 0.10 10.1 x 10-6

0.30 0.10 22.8 x 10-6

What is the rate law for the reaction?

8. The decomposition of C2H5Cl has the following rate law: Rate=k[C2H5Cl] at 550°C,
k=3.2x10-2s-1
a) What is the half life of this reaction at 550°C?
b) If the concentration of C2H5Cl is 0.010 M after 1 min, what was the initial
concentration of C2H5Cl?