A1. Why is the still pot in Figure 9-2B much larger than the column?
A2. In the derivation of the Rayleigh equation:
a. In Eq. (9-4), why do we have −xD dW instead of −xD dD?
b. In Eq. (9-4), why is the left-hand side −xD dW instead of −d(xDW)?
A4. Suppose you have two feeds containing methanol and water that you want to batch distill. One feed is 60 mol% methanol, and the other is 32 mol% methanol. How do you do the batch distillation to obtain the largest amount of distillate of given mole fraction? N is constant.
a. Mix the two feeds together and batch distill.
b. Start the batch with the feed with higher methanol ...