5HC - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - October 1999

Part A (20 x 2 = 40 Marks)

- What is path function?
- Explain internal energy
- When will be the kinetic energy of molecules zero?
- What are the various steps involved in a Carnot cycle?
- Define entropy
- What is compressibility factor?
- Explain reversible process
- What is an open system?
- Define third law of thermodynamics
- Explain the multistage compression
- Define excess property
- Explain C.O.P
- Define one ton of refrigeration
- Define standard heat of reaction
- Explain equilibrium constant
- What is heat pump?
- Explain activity
- State Vander Waals equation of state
- Define chemical potential
- What is the significance of van Laar equation?
- (a) Derive the first law of thermodynamics for open system (5)
- (a) Define absolute temperature (3)
- (a) Explain virial equation of state (5)
- (a) Explain the effect of clearance on volumetric efficiency (5)
- Prove the following:
- Show that
- What does Gibbs-Duhem equation relate? Derive various forms of Gibbs-Duhem equation
- (a) Distinguish between Raoult's law and Henry's law (4)
- Derive the relation between standard Gibbs free energy change and the equilibrium constant
- A gas mixture containing 25% CO, 55% H
_{2}and 20% inerts is used for methanol synthesis at 300 bar 623 K. If the gas coming from the catalyst chamber is in chemical equilibrium with respect to the reaction,

Part B (5 x 12 = 60 Marks)

(b) Gas is compressed at the rate of 0.2 m^{3}/min (25^{o}C, 1 atm) to 50 atm. If heat losses during the operation are 1 kcal/min, what is the enthalpy change? State assumptions (7)

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(b) A reversible heat engine absorbs 1000 kcal of heat at 327^{o}C and produces work and discards heat at 29^{o}C. What is the change in entropy of heat source and heat sink? What is the total entropy change resulting from the process? (9)

(b) Deduce expressions for 'P_{C}' and 'T_{C}' in terms of van der Waal's constants (7)

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(b) Air is compressed from 101.3 kPa and 298 K to 1012 kPa in a two stage compressor at the rate of 5 m^{3}/min. If the compression follows PV^{1.3} = C, calculate the work of compression (7)

(a) C_{P} - C_{V} = R for ideal gas

(b) for ideal gas

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(a)

(b)

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(b) Calculate the vapor phase composition of Benzene and toluene mixture in equilibrium with into liquid mixture at one atmosphere and 80^{o}C. Pure component vapor pressures of Benzene and toluene at 80^{o}C are 760 and 300 mm Hg respectively (8)

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CO + 2H_{2} à CH_{3}OH

What percent of carbon monoxide would have been converted, if the equilibrium constant is 1.4 x 10^{-4}?

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