October 04, 2022, 08:08:22 PM
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Topic: Component balance, separation of variables, Second order Rate Equation  (Read 2135 times)

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Offline limonade

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Hi. Just wondering if anyone out there would mind checking my math on this problem. I am missing a minus sign somewhere, I just can't find it. I am trying to use separation of variables to derive an equation for conversion from the component balance for a second order irreversible reaction. My work is in the first two pics. The correct formula is in the third pic.

Many thanks in advance

Offline mjc123

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Your problem is with your definite integral. The integral from 0 to x of 1/(1-x)2 is not 1/(1-x), but 1/(1-x) - 1/(1-0), i.e 1/(1-x) - 1

Offline limonade

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That's what I get for skipping steps X/


Thank you very much for your reply. I really appreciate it :)

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