Figure 5.10 (page 221):

Normalized concentration of C versus dimensionless time for the series reaction A -> B -> C.

Code for Figure 5.10

Text of the GNU GPL.

main.m

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% This program "schm1_conc.m" generates curves for the final product in
% a series problem as the rate constant ratios for the first and 
% second first-order reactions are varied.
% Last edited 1/30/97.

global k1 k2

k1 = 1;


k2 = 1.0;
Initial = [1,0,0]';
t = [0:.01:5]';
opts = odeset ('AbsTol', sqrt (eps), 'RelTol', sqrt (eps));
[tsolver, solution] = ode15s(@rxrate,t,Initial,opts);
answer = [t solution];

k2 = 10.0;
Initial = [1,0,0]';
t = [0:.01:5]';
opts = odeset ('AbsTol', sqrt (eps), 'RelTol', sqrt (eps));
[tsolver, solution] = ode15s(@rxrate,t,Initial,opts);
answer = [answer solution];

k2 = 50.0;
Initial = [1,0,0]';
t = [0:.01:5]';
opts = odeset ('AbsTol', sqrt (eps), 'RelTol', sqrt (eps));
[tsolver, solution] = ode15s(@rxrate,t,Initial,opts);
answer = [answer solution];

c_Css = 1-exp(-k1*t);
answer = [answer c_Css];


plot (answer(:,1),[answer(:,4),answer(:,7), ...
          answer(:,10),answer(:,11)]);
title ('Figure 5.10')

rxrate.m

function dcdt = rxrate(t,x)
   global k1 k2
   c1 = x(1);
   c2 = x(2);
   c3 = x(3);

   r1 = k1*c1;
   r2 = k2*c2;

   dcdt = [-r1; r1-r2; r2];