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Course Code : ACH1115/2012 R-2012 Reg.

No :

GAYATRI VIDYA PARISHAD COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (AUTONOMOUS)


Madhurawada, Visakhapatnam
Affiliated to JNT University K, Kakinada
B.Tech. V-Semester Regular Examinations, November-2014
Chemical Reaction Engineering-I
(Chemical Engineering)

Date : 20-11-2014 Time : 3 Hours Max. Marks : 70


1. Question No. 1 is Compulsory.
2. Answer any FOUR from questions 2 to 8.
3. All parts of a Question must be answered in one place to get valued.

1. Answer the following in 4 or 5 sentences.

a) What is rate limiting step? 2 Marks


b) What is collision theory? 2 Marks
c) Explain Recycle reactor. 2 Marks
d) What is Steady state approximation? 2 Marks
e) Write performance equation for the system of N equal size mixed reactors arranged in series. 2 Marks
f) Explain series, parallel, series parallel reactions. 2 Marks
g) Define yield and selectivity. 2 Marks

2. a) Explain the mechanism of non-elementary reactions. 6 Marks


b) The Arhenius equation relates rate of reaction with temperature. For a certain reaction with 8 Marks
the following data, evaluate energy of activation, E and the frequency factor A of the
Arhenius equation.
K x 105 1.2 2.3 2.7 3.2 4.5 8.4
T(C) 20 30 50 60 70 100

3. a) To explain the kinetics of enzyme catalysed reaction Briggs-haldane used steady state 7 Marks
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assumption and the mechanism is A + E X with = 0 and X R + E with = 0
and [E0] = [E] + [X]. What final rate form rA in terms of [A], [E0], K1, K2 and K3 does
Briggs-Haldane mechanism give?
b) For the first order decomposition of N2O5 with the following scheme of mechanism
N2O5 NO2 + NO3*, NO3* NO* + O2 7 Marks
NO* + NO3* 2NO2 obtain the rate expression.

4. a) What are the differences between integral method of analysis and differential method of 4 Marks
analysis of data?
b) Find the forward and reverse rate constants of the reaction 10 Marks
H2SO4 + (C2H5)2 SO4 2C2H5SO4H, from the following data, initial concentrations of the
reactants are 5.5 mol/ lit.
Conc. of C2H5SO4H 1.38 2.24 2.75 3.31 3.81
(mol/ lit)
Time (min) 49 76 97 128 163
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Conc. of 4.11 4.45 4.86 5.15 5.35 5.42 5.80


C2H5SO4H
(mol/ lit)
Time (min) 181 213 268 319 380 410

5. a) Do the integral method of analysis for the reaction A R. 6 Marks


b) Reaction between nitric oxide and hydrogen at 826C, with equal initial amounts yielded the 8 Marks
following data. Determine the order of reaction and rate constant.
Initial total pressure, 354 341 288 202
mm Hg
Half life, sec 81 102 140 224
6. a) Derive the performance equation for PFR. 6 Marks
b) The elementary gas phase reaction A3 3A is carried out in a flow reactor. The specific 8 Marks
reaction rate @ 50C is 10-4/ min and the activation energy is 85 KJ/mol. Pure A3 enters the
reactor at 10 atm and 127C, and a molar flow rate of 2.5 mol/min. Calculate the reactor
volume and space time to achieve 90% conversion in (i) CSTR and (ii) PFR.

7. Discuss qualitative product distribution for reaction in series. 14 Marks

8 Explain in detail optimum temperature progression for batch reactors qualitatively. 14 Marks
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