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Cumene process
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:43:35 PM »
39 Kg benzene, how many grams phenol and acetone produced?

I only know the making of DIPB, i am confused how many phenol and acetone

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Re: Cumene process
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 01:46:06 PM »
In industry, phenol and acetone (2-propanone) are synthesized from benzene and
propylene (propene) by the cumene process. How many kg of phenol and acetone
(2-propanone) are synthesized, respectively, from 39 kg of benzene?

Key answer : phenol 47 g, acetone 29 g

Any hints anyone? I am confused

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Re: Cumene process
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 02:07:22 PM »
Start with a balanced chemical reaction.
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Re: Cumene process
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 02:41:39 PM »
After formed cumene what happened?

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Re: Cumene process
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 02:50:35 PM »
Does it matter? You just need a balanced equation between the starting materials and finished products. If you don't know, you can find this by googling the cumene process. After you have a balanced chemical equation, it's just a straightforward stoichiometry problem.

(Also, check your units. You are mixing kg with g.)
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Re: Cumene process
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 03:03:49 PM »
Yes, you are right , that makes sense

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