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Homework Help: Working with Peng Robinson EOS

  1. Mar 20, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Vapor mercury is to be adiabatically and reversibly compressed from 0.1 MPa to 10 MPa in a
    continuous process. Compute the work required in Joules per mole.

    Properties of Mercury

    Tc =1735 K, Pc =161 MPa.

    ω=-0.1644, CP/R =2.5

    2. Relevant equations
    The Peng Robinson Equation of State....(see attached file)



    (Cp/R)*R= Cp


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I'm having trouble getting started. I think I need to solve PREOS for the T to find the change in T. But that can't be all because I still don't know the density. So that's one equation and twp unknown. On top of that, I have Pc, Tc rather than T and P. If I don't have Tr I can't find those.

    It must be rather apparent that I need some serious help. If anyone can help get me on the right track I would appreciate it very much.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
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