CRE Asynchronous Learning

Unit 1

Mole Balances


After completing Unit 1 of the text and the associated website material, the reader will be able to:

  • Define the rate of chemical reactions
  • Apply the mole balance equations to batch reactors, CSTRs, PFRs, and PBRs
  • Describe two industrial reaction engineering systems
  • Describe photos of real reactors

Reading Assignment

Text: Chapter 1, pages 1-34

Web: Read through the Summary Notes for Chapter 1, and do the self-tests located here.

Additionally, explore the Living Example Problems, Extra Help, Additional Materials, and so on under "Useful Links" here to further your understanding of the unit.

Lecture Notes: Read through the lecture notes for Lecture 1 located here

Chapter 1 Professional Reference Shelf - Reactors
Thoughts on Problem Solving
Time Estimate: 3 hours

Problem Assignment

Q11AQ1-1_A,Q12AQ1-2_A, doing the five iClicker questions here

P11AP1-1_A, using either the Wolfram or Python LEPs, found here


P14AP1-4_A, completing the Interactive Computer Game (ICG) Kinetics Challenge 1


Time Estimate: 2.5 hours

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Study Problems




Unit 1: Total Time Estimate: 5.5 hours