Hydrogen gas can be produced by the following reactions between propane and steam in the presence of a nickel catalyst:
C3H8 + 3 H2O = 3 CO + 7 H2
C3H8 + 6 H2O = 3 CO2 + 10 H2
a) Compute the standard heat of reaction and the standard state Gibbs Energy change on reaction for each of the reactions at 1000 and 1100 K
b) What is the equilibrium composition of the product gas at 1000 K and 1 bar if the inlet to the catalytic reactor is pure propane and steam in a 1-to-10 ratio?
c) Repeat calculation (b) at 1100 K