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This chapter from Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 5th Edition develops the first building block of chemical reaction engineering, mole balances, which will be used continually throughout the text. After completing this chapter, you will be able to describe and define the rate of reaction, derive the general mole balance equation, and apply the general mole balance equation to the four most common types of industrial reactors.

Themis Matsoukas details the specifics of thermodynamics as they relate to chemical engineering.

Learn about features of the professions of chemical and bioengineering, including an overview of the history of these fields, where graduates of these programs go to work, and types of projects in which chemical and bioengineers might participate now and in the future.

This chapter covers different types of chemical process diagrams, how these diagrams represent different scales of process views, one consistent method for drawing process flow diagrams, the information to be included in a process flow diagram, and the purpose of operator training simulators and recent advances in 3-D representation of different chemical processes.

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