Practicing Creative Thinking
Practice creative thinking by with the following techniques:
Brainstorm ideas to ask another question or suggest another calculation that can be made for this homework assignment.
Brainstorm ways you could work this homework problem incorrectly.
Brainstorm ways to make this problem easier or more difficult.
Brainstorm a list of things you learned from working this homework problem and what you think the point of the problem is.
Brainstorm the reasons why your calcualtions overpredict the conversion that was measured when the reactor was put on stream. Assume you made no numerical errors in your calculations.
"What if..." questions: The "What if..." questions are particularly effective when used with the Living Example Problems where one varies the parameters to explore the problem and to carry out sensitivity analysis. For example, what if someone suggested that you should double the catalyst particle diameter, what would you say?.