Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Chemical Discipline

Chemical Reaction Engineering Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Chemical Reaction Engineering portion of the afternoon, Chemical Discipline examination:

A. Reaction rates and order
B. Rate constant (e.g., Arrhenius function)
C. Conversion, yield, and selectivity
D. Series and parallel reactions
E. Forward and reverse reactions
F. Energy/material balance around a reactor
G. Reactions with volume change
H. Reactor types (e.g., plug flow, batch, semi-batch, CSTR)
I. Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions
J. Catalysis

The Chemical Reaction Engineering portion covers approximately 10% of the afternoon session test content.