Reaction in an Isothermal CSTR
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In this Demonstration, the liquid-phase reaction A→B takes place in an isothermal, continuous stirred-tank reactor (CSTR). Use the sliders to set the feed concentration of A, CA,0, the volumetric flow rate and the rate constant k. Select the reaction order with respect to A using the "1st" or "2nd" button. The rate constant has the same numerical value when the reaction order changes, but its units are different. The figure shows the feed molar flow rate FA,0], the feed concentration CA,0, the outlet molar flow rates FA, FB and the outlet concentrations CA, CB. Note that the outlet concentrations are identical to the concentrations in the reactor. The reactor residence time τ=V/v is also calculated.