Chemical Reaction Engineering

In the hydrodealkylation of toluene to benzene, the following reactions occur:
C₇H₈ + H₂ → C₆H₆ + CH₄
2C₆H₆ ⇋ C₁₂H₁₀ + H₂
Toluene and hydrogen are fed to a reactor in a molar ratio 1:5.80% of the toluene gets converted and the selectivity of benzene(defined as moles of benzene formed/moles of toluene converted) is 90%. The fractional conversion of hydrogen is_____.

  • A. 0.16
  • B. 0.144
  • C. 0.152
  • D. 0.136
Answer: Option B.

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