Chemical engineering CSTR Lab Report

Find the reaction rate constant for the saponification of ethyl acetate by sodium hydroxide in a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR). The reaction may be considered first order in both the reactants (second order overall) and is best conducted between the temperatures of 20°C and 40°C. Concentrated ethyl acetate may be found in the fume hood next to the CSTR. Reagent grade sodium hydroxide may be found in the cabinetry next to the fume hood along the south wall

1. The specific rate constant at steady state operation, k, at different temperatures, between the temperatures of 30°C-40°C. Do not exceed 40°C. Do your results make sense? What is the relationship between temperature and the rate constant?

2. Obtain a relationship between temperature and rate constant. Obtain the frequency factor and activation energy for the reaction from this relationship

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