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By I. Chorkendorff, J. W. Niemantsverdriet

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1). For an elementary step, the rate equals r = k + [A] na [B] nb - k - [ C] nc [D] nd = r + - r - (4) in which k+ and k– are reaction rate constants and the stoichiometric constants equal the orders of the reaction in the respective molecules. A reaction mechanism is a sequence of elementary steps. Example An example of a first-order elementary reaction is the isomerization of cyclopropane to propene, for which the reverse reaction hardly proceeds, and we may write the rate as 25 26 2 Kinetics r =- dp cyclopropane dt = dppropene dt + = k pcyclopropane (5) Example Another example is the equilibrium + k ¾® 2NO2 N2 O4 ¬¾ - (6) k which represents a first-order elementary reaction in the forward direction and a second-order elementary reaction in the reverse direction.

4). 4. Schematic drawings of a cylindrical flow reactor and a batch reactor. In the ideal case the flow reactor operates as a plug-flow reactor in which the gas moves as a piston down through the tube, whereas the ideal batch reactor is a well-mixed Tank Reactor in which there are no concentration gradients. If the valves indicated are open and reactants are continuously fed to the tank while products are removed we would have a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor (CSTR). The flow reactor is typically the one used in large-scale industrial processes.

The emphasis is on concepts and general trends rather than on specific details, and the aim has been to provide students with the necessary background to appreciate the more specialized literature on fundamental catalysis. The literature section gives references to a number of general books in catalysis and related disciplines. 6 Catalysis in Journals The results of research in catalysis are published in a wide range of general and more specialized journals. This reflects the highly multidisciplinary nature of the field.

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