Temperature (300-340 K)
The image is a schematic cross section of a cylindrical reactor and outer, annular heat transfer jacket. This type of reactor is called a batch reactor, since it makes product in batches vs. continuously. The reactant is blue. The product is red. The reaction rate is directly proportional to the reactant concentration: the rate is fast initially and then slows down as reactant is converted to product. The composition at equilibrium is almost all product. The temperature is uniform spatially due to good mixing, and is held constant by a control system and heat transfer to fluid circulating in the heat transfer jacket.
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