In this nuclear physics/engineering blog post, we discuss the Grad-Shafranov equation, a seminal result in the theory of applied nuclear fusion, and how it can be used to model toroidal reactors known as tokamaks.
In this biochemistry/organic chemistry blog post, we discuss the basic theory of carbohydrates, emphasizing the various ways – Fischer projections, Haworth projections, chair conformations – that can be used to represent these molecules.
In this chemical engineering blog post, we present a step-by-step rundown of how to compute equilibrium molar fractions in equilibrium thermodynamics problems. Two sets of sample calculations are included.
In this surface chemistry blog post, we discuss the basics of adsorption theory and some of the most common adsorption isotherm models. Also included is a solved example showing how the BET isotherm can be used to compute surface area.
In this chemistry blog post, we discuss step-growth polymerization and two simple models used to analyze this phenomenon: The Carothers equation and the Flory-Schulz distribution. Also included is a brief discussion on gel points.
In this bioprocess engineering blog post, we discuss batch reactor theory and how it can be conjugated to enzyme kinetics to predict extent of conversion. A simple economic analysis example is included.