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Chemical Reactions and Chemical Reactors

Chemical Reactions and Chemical Reactors

George W. Roberts

ISBN: 978-0-471-74220-3

Mar 2008

480 pages

In Stock



Focused on the undergraduate audience, Chemical Reaction Engineering provides students with complete coverage of the fundamentals, including in-depth coverage of chemical kinetics.  By introducing heterogeneous catalysis early in the book, the text gives students the knowledge they need to solve real chemistry and industrial problems.  An emphasis on problem-solving and numerical techniques ensures students learn and practice the skills they will need later on, whether for industry or graduate work.

Related Resources

1. Reactions and Reaction Rates.

2. Reaction Rates-Some Generalizations.

3. Ideal Reactors.

4. Sizing and Analysis of Ideal Reactors.

5. Reaction Rate Fundamentals (Chemical Kinetics).

6. Analysis of Experimental Kinetic Data.

7. Multiple Reactions.

8. Use of the Energy Balance in reactor Sizing and Analysis.

9. Heterogeneous Catalysis Revisited.

10. "Nonideal" Reactors.



  • Focused on the undergraduate audience, with the goal of helping the student to master the course material.
  • Complete coverage of the fundamentals
  • Early introduction of heterogeneous catalysis gives students the knowledge they need to solve real chemistry and industrial problems
  • Graphical techniques help students’ visualization
  • Approachable writing style with conversational tone
  • Emphasis on problem-solving
  • Material on the analysis of kinetic data prepares students for the research required in grad school.
  • Real chemistry and industrial examples are used in many of the examples and problems, and a brief discussion of the practical significance of each reaction as it is introduced teaches students about industrial chemistry.
  • In-depth coverage of chemical kinetics presented in an integrated fashion emphasizes the fundamental tools of kinetic analysis, and allows the student to apply these tools to problems in many areas of chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Emphasis on numerical techniques prepares students for graduate work in reactor design and analysis, which is heavily mathematical in nature.
  • Independent of specific software package: instructor and student will not have to commit time to mastering a new software program.