In this Demonstration, the liquid-phase reaction
takes place in an isothermal, continuous stirred-tank reactor (CSTR). Use the sliders to set the feed concentration of
, the volumetric flow rate and the rate constant
. Select the reaction order with respect to
using the "
" or "
" 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
, the feed concentration
, the outlet molar flow rates
and the outlet concentrations
. Note that the outlet concentrations are identical to the concentrations in the reactor. The reactor residence time
is also calculated.