Isothermal Plug Flow Reactor
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This Demonstration illustrates the liquid-phase reaction A + 2B → C taking place in an isothermal plug flow reactor. Only A and B enter the reactor. Use the "inlet mole fraction A" slider to set the mole fraction of A in the feed. The reaction is first order in the concentration of A; you can vary the reaction order with respect to B and the rate constant k. When you vary the reaction order, the units of the rate constant change but its numerical value is constant. The molar flow rates of A, B and C (FA, FB, FC) are plotted versus the cumulative reactor volume.