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8.3: Action Item

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    Problem Set

    1. Consider Methane (Pc = 666 psia, Tc = – 117 F) and Ethane (Pc = 706 psia, Tc = – 90 F) stored in two different vessels at the following conditions:
    Methane Vessel P = 1332 psia T = 55 F
    Ethane Vessel P = 1412 psia T = 95 F

    Using the Standing-Katz Z-factor plot, determine the compressibility factor of both substances. Any observation? Are those values different? Describe the situation for both gases. If their Z-factors are the same, does it mean that both gases have the same density? What does it mean?

    Contributors and Attributions

    • Prof. Michael Adewumi (The Pennsylvania State University). Some or all of the content of this module was taken from Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' OER Initiative.


    This page titled 8.3: Action Item is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Michael Adewumi (John A. Dutton: e-Education Institute) via source content that was edited to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.