# Top-rated ScreenCasts

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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) |

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. |

11.02 - Calculations with Activity Coefficients | Click here. | 65 | 4 |
This example shows how to incorporate activity calculations into Excel for solutions that follow the Margules 1-parameter (M1) model.(9min, uakron.edu) You should be able to adapt this procedure along with the procedure for the multicomponent ideal solutions to create a multicomponent M1 model. If you are having trouble, the video for the multicomponent SSCED model illustrates a very similar procedure. You can check your answers by putting in the same component twice. For example, instead of an equimolar binary mixture, input a quaternary mixture with 0.25 moles of methanol, 0.25 methanol (ie. type it as if it was another component), 0.25 of benzene and 0.25 of benzene. If you don't get the same results as for the binary equimolar system, check your calculations.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 SCVP model (Eq. 2.47). |

06.2 Derivative Relations | Click here. | 65 | 4 |
Exact Differentials and Partial Derivatives (LearnChemE.com, 5min) This math review puts into context the discussion of exact differentials in Section 6.2 of the textbook using an example related to the volume of a cylinder. Comprehension Questions: 1. Given that dU = TdS - PdV, what derivative relation comes from setting ∂ 2. Given that dA = -SdT - PdV, what derivative relation comes from setting ∂ 3. Given that dG = -SdT + VdP, what derivative relation comes from setting ∂ |

09.10 - Saturation Conditions from an Equation of State | Click here. | 60 | 2 |
Solving for the saturation pressure using PREOS.xls simply involves setting the temperature and guessing pressure until the fugacities in vapor and liquid are equal. (5min, learncheme.com) It is not shown, but it would also be easy to set the pressure and guess temperature until the fugacities were equal in order to solve for saturation temperature. One added suggestion would be to type in the shortcut vapor pressure (SCVP) equation to give an initial estimate of the pressure. Rearranging the SCVP can also give an initial guess for Tsat when given P. This presentation illustrates a Comprehension Questions: 1. Estimate the vapor pressure (MPa) of n-pentane at 450K according to the PREOS. Compare your result to the value from Eq. 2.47 (SCVP) and to the Antoine equation using the coefficients given in Appendix E. What do you think explains the observations that you make? |

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? |

14.04 LLE Using Activities | Click here. | 60 | 2 |
Txy Phase Diagram Showing LLE and VLE Simultaneously (9min,uakron.edu) The binary Txy phase diagram of methanol+benzene is visualized with k) increases, the LLE boundary crashes into the VLE. It is so exciting that it makes a thermo nerd wax poetic about the "valley of Gibbs."_{ij}Comprehension Questions: 1. The LLE phase boundary moves up as the nonideality increases. Which way does the VLE contribution move? Explain how this relates to the molecules' escaping tendencies. 4. What value of kis required to make the LLE binodal barely touch the VLE at 10 bars?_{ij } |

03.6 - Energy Balance for Reacting Systems | Click here. | 60 | 1 |
Heat Removal from a Chemical Reactor (uakron, 8min) determines heat removal so that a chemical reactor is isothermal following the pathway of Figure 3.5b using the pathway of Figure 2.6c if a heat of vaporization is involved. The reaction is: N2 + 3H2 = 2NH3 at 350C and 1 bar. The pathway to go from products to the reference condition is to correct for any liquid formation at the conditions of the product stream then cool/heat the products to 25C (the reference temperature), then "unreact" them back to their elements of formation. Summing up the enthalpy changes over these steps gives the overall enthalpy of the reactor outlet stream. The same procedure applied to the reactor inlet gives the overall enthalpy of reactor inlet stream. Then the heat duty of the reactor is simply the difference between the two stream enthalpies. Comprehension Questions: |

07.08 Matching The Critical Point | Click here. | 60 | 2 | |

11.12 - Lewis-Randall Rule and Henry's Law | Click here. | 60 | 11 |
Introduction to Henry's Law (10:16) (msu.edu) Fugacities are calculated relative to standard state values, and the relations developed earlier in the chapter use a pure fluid standard state. What if the pure fluid does not exist as a liquid when pure? One choice is to use Henry's law. |

Visualizing the vdW EOS (uakron.edu, 16min) Building on solving for density, describes plotting dimensionless isotherms of the vdW EOS for methane at 5 temperatures, two subcritical, two supercritical, and one at the critical condition. From these isotherms in dimensionless form, it is possible to identify the critical point as the location of the inflection point where the temperature first exits the 3-root region. This method can be adapted to any equation of state, whether it is cubic or not. The illustration was adapted from a

sample test problem. This screencast also addresses the meaning of the region where the pressure goes negative, with a (possibly disturbing) story about a blood-sucking octopus.Comprehension Questions:

1. What are the dimensions of the quantity (

bP/RT)?2. Starting with the expression for

Z(ρ,T), rewrite the vdW EOS to solve for the quantity (bP/RT) in terms of (bρ) and (a/bRT).3. Consider the following EOS:

Z= 1 + 2bρ/(1-2bρ) - (a/bRT) /(1-bρ)^{2}. Estimate the value ofbP_{c}/(RT_{c}) for this EOS.4. Consider the following EOS:

Z= 1 + 2bρ/(1-2bρ) - (a/bRT) /(1-bρ)^{2}. Estimate the value of (a/bRT) for this EOS._{c}5. Compute the values of

a(J-cm^{3}/mol^{2}) andb(cm^{3}/mol) for methane according to this new EOS.