Answer to Question #66890 in Chemical Engineering for terror
In the selective oxidation of isobutylene to dimethyl ketone using a MoO3/U308/SiO2 catalyst it is thought that each reactant utilizes different catalytic sites. The reaction rate is controlled by surface reaction between the two adsorbed species. Postulate a sequence of elementary steps and derive the LH rate equation; sketch the rate versus pressure of isobutylene curve assuming the 0 2 pressure is large. Compare this plot to the case where both reactants compete for the same sites.