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Phase rule

  1. May 29, 2009 #1
    can degree of freedom and phase rule be applied to organic reactions,is it
    possible to degree of freedom above 3?
     
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  3. May 30, 2009 #2

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    Yes and yes; the governing equation is P + F = C + 2, with no restrictions on organic components or the value of F.
     
  4. May 30, 2009 #3
    can you give me examples of reactions having degree of freedom>3?
    why don't we use the reduced phase rule equation i.e F=C-P+1 in organic reactions?
     
  5. May 30, 2009 #4

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    If you mixed four materials together, for example, (C = 4) there could be more than three degrees of freedom.

    This would be appropriate if you assumed constant pressure; the 2 in the more general phase rule represents the two degrees of freedom contributed by allowing temperature and pressure to vary.
     
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