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You are working on a project in which you must design a batch reactor which hydrolyzes 500. lb of an ester per day when starting with an intial concentration of 5 00 molar The ester has a molecular weight of 120, The product must have a conversion or 99%. in a benchtop reactor, we reach 50% conversion in 15 minutes no matter whether we start with 1 molar or 5 moar initial concentration of the ester. In a separate batch reactor on the benchtop, we started the reactor, and after 8 hours, all of the ester was consumed You can run as many batches as you wish, but between batches, you need 1 hour to empty, clean, retll and heat the reactor a) What order reaction is this? b) What is the rate constant? c) How large of reactor do you need and how many batches will you complete per day?
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