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    Rate Equation from PFR (Pluf Flow Reactor) Data: Pyrolysis of Acetone

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    The following conversion data were obtained in a tubular flow reactor for the gas-phase pyrolysis of acetone at 520 oC and 1 atm.
    CH3COCH3 ---> CH2=C=O + CH4
    Flow rate, g/hr 130 50 21 10.8
    Conversion of acetone 0.05 0.13 0.24 0.35
    The reactor was 80 cm long with 3.3 cm inner diameter. What rate equation is suggested?

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    Rate equation for PFR has been determined from flow rate and conversion data. The solution is detailed and well presented.