1. Reactants A and B combine to form product P in the liquid phase reaction: A+B<>P But P reacts further to form an undesired byproduct U: 2P »U The Gibbs energy and enthalpy of each compound at T=300 K and P=1 bar are given in the tablebelow. It is known that A, B, P and U form ideal solutions. The feed entering a steady-state reactor is 1000 mol/h each of compounds A and B. The reactor is at a uniform pressure of 1 bar. A. Determine the equilibrium rate constants and composition of the exit stream at 300 K. B. In answering part A, you will notice that second reaction has a larger equilibrium constant than the first, yet there is, at equilibrium, more P than U. Why?

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