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Analysis of Sequential Chemical Reactions

by Jacqueline Lehmann


Submitted : Spring 2009

The purpose of this project is to determine at any point what the maximum concentration of a desired product is during the chlorination of methane. This reaction is a sequential (CH4, CH3Cl, CH2Cl2 , CH2Cl3) in the chlorination of methane. The concentration at time (t) then was used to determine when the maximum concentration of a desired product can be found. The maximum concentration was found for A0 (CH4 ) was when t=0, for A1 (CH2Cl) was when t=9 mins, for A2 (CH2Cl2 ) was when t= 18 mins, and for A3 (CH2Cl3 ) when t= 30 mins reaction, the products produced then become the reactants in the reaction, and the reaction continues. By using the linear first order equation, y = e-integral pdt * [integral Q(t)eintegral pdt dt + C], the concentration was found for each step.



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Advisors :
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell