# Top-rated ScreenCasts

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08.01 - The Departure Function Pathway | Click here. | 68 | 5 |
Departure Function Overview (11:22) (msu.edu) |

10.04 - Multicomponent VLE & Raoult's Law Calculations | Click here. | 66.66670000000001 | 3 |
This example shows how to use VLookup with the xls Solver to facilitate multicomponent VLE calculations for ideal solutions: bubble, dew, and isothermal flash. (15min, uakron.edu) The product xls file serves as a starting point for multicomponent VLE calculations with activity models and for adiabatic flash and stream enthalpy calculations. This video shows Note: This is a companion file in a series. You may wish to choose your own order for viewing them. For example, you should implement the first three videos before implementing this one. Also, you might like to see how to quickly visualize the Txy analog of the Pxy phase diagram. If you see a phase diagram like the ones in section 11.8, you might want to learn about LLE phase diagrams. The links on the software tutorial present a summary of the techniques to be implemented throughout Unit3 in a quick access format that is more compact than what is presented elsewhere. Some students may find it helpful to refer to this compact list when they find themselves "not being able to find the forest because of all the trees." Comprehension Questions - Assume the reboiler composition for the column in Example 10.1 was zi={0.2,0.3,0.5} for n-butane, isopentane, and n-pentane, respectively. a) Calculate the temperature at which the boiler must operate in order to boil the bottoms product completely at 8 bars. |

13.02 - Wilson's Equation | Click here. | 66.66670000000001 | 6 |
Wilson's model concepts (2:44) (msu.edu) The background on the assumptions and development of Wilson's activity coefficient model. Comprehension Questions: 1. What value is assumed by Wilson's model for the coordination number ( |

04.02 The Microscopic View of Entropy | Click here. | 65 | 4 |
Principles of Probability II, Counting Events, Permutations and Combinations. This part discusses the binomial and multinomial coefficients for putting particles in boxes. The binomial and multinomial coefficient are used in section 4.2 to quantify configurational entropy. (msu.edu, 16min) (Flash) You might like to check out the sample calculations below before attempting the comprehension questions. |

04.02 The Microscopic View of Entropy | Click here. | 65 | 4 |
Principles of Probability I, General Concepts, Correlated and Conditional Events. (msu.edu, 17min) (Flash) |

11.13 - Osmotic Pressure | Click here. | 65 | 4 |
Osmotic Pressure (7:23) (Learncheme.com) A derivation of the relation for osmotic pressure, and an explanation of why the pressures are different on each side of the semi-permeable membrane. |

12.02 - The van Laar Model | Click here. | 64 | 5 |
The van Laar Equation (5:54) (msu.edu) The van Laar equation uses the random mixing rules discussed in Section 12.1 with the internal energy to approximate the excess Gibbs Energy. What we learn is that it is possible to develop models using fundamental principles. Though this model is not used widely in process simulators, it provides a stepping stone to more advanced models. |

07.06 Solving The Cubic EOS for Z | Click here. | 60 | 4 |
5. Peng Robinson Using Solver for PVT and Vapor Pressure - Excel (4:42) (msu.edu) Describes use of the Goal Seek and Solver tools for Peng-Robinson PVT properties and vapor pressure. Comprehension Questions: 1. Which of the following represents the vapor pressure for argon at 100K? |

09.10 - Saturation Conditions from an Equation of State | Click here. | 60 | 1 |
We can combine the definition of fugacity in terms of the Gibbs Energy Departure Function with the procedure of visualizing an equation of state to visualize the fugacity as characterized by the PR EOS. (21min, uakron.edu) This amounts to plotting Z vs. density, similar to visualizing the vdW EOS. Then we simply type in the departure function formula. Since the PR EOS describes both vapors and liquids, we can calculate fugacity for both gases and liquids. Taking the reciprocal of the dimensionless density (
Concept Questions:
1. What equation can we use to estimate the fugacity of a compressed liquid relative to its saturation value? |

07.06 Solving The Cubic EOS for Z | Click here. | 60 | 4 |
2. Solving the PR EOS for Z . (learncheme.com, 5min) Shows how to copy/paste from "Crit.Props" and "IG Cps" to "Props". Then compute some properties. Note: this video incorrectly uses a simple copy/paste instead of "paste special." Therefore, the color of the values on the "Props" tab changes from blue to black. Blue values should indicate values that you can change and black values should indicate cells that you should not alter. If you are having trouble finding a particular compound in the database, try searching for a piece of the name. e.g. if the compound is "nitrous oxide," search for "nitro." Comprehension Questions: 1. What is the value for Zc of nitrous oxide? What is its "abbreviated name?" 2. What is the value of Tc for R1234yf? 3. Estimate the entropy of vaporization of toluene at 383.4K according to the Peng-Robinson EOS. 4. Estimate the entropy of vaporization of ethanol at 0.1MPa according to the Peng-Robinson EOS. Compare to the value you infer from Appendix E. |