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Three species reversible reaction rate

  1. Aug 31, 2011 #1
    The problem statement says to derive the concentration as a function of time for the general three species first order reactions. I have attached an image of the problem, so see the image for the reaction.

    I have written the reaction rates for all the reactions but I am having trouble after that.

    The reaction rates that I have are,




    Where k1 and k2 are the forward and reverse rate coefficient for A[itex]\rightleftharpoons[/itex]Q reaction

    k4 and k3 are the forward and reverse rate coefficient for A[itex]\rightleftharpoons[/itex]S reaction

    k5 and k6 are the forward and reverse rate coefficient for Q[itex]\rightleftharpoons[/itex]S reaction

    from stoichiometry, I also know that C[itex]_{A}[/itex]+C[itex]_{Q}[/itex]+C[itex]_{S}[/itex]=C[itex]_{A0}[/itex]+C[itex]_{Q0}[/itex]+C[itex]_{S0}[/itex]=C[itex]_{T0}[/itex] where C[itex]_{T0}[/itex] is the total mols

    Initial Conditions:

    So I have three differential equations which I am having a hard time solving, If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks In advance.

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