Answer to Question #231016 in Chemical Engineering for Lucky

Question #231016

Define selectivity and yield.?


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2021-09-04T01:01:22-0400

Selectivity is the ratio of the desired product formed in moles to the undesired product formed in moles


Yield is the measure of the performance of reactor or plant.

For a reactor

Yield =(moles of product formed × stoichiometric factor)/(moles of reactant converted)

Where stoichiometric factor =

Stoichiometric moles of reactant required per moles product formed



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