Material and Energy Balances

This page is managed by Dr. Matthew Liberatore (University of Toledo).

Syllabi, schedules, course notes


Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering Introduction to Chemical Processes: Principles, Analysis, Synthesis

Material and Energy Balances

The textbook by Liberatore is an interactive online textbook with animations and interactive question sets.


  • LearnChemE (University of Colorado Boulder): More than 165 screencast videos for material and energy balances, including example problems, introduction to topics, software tutorials, and exam review problems. YouTube playlist
  • Elementary mass balances
  • Screencast screenshot 1 Screencast screenshot 2

Interactive Simulations

  • Interactive simulations (University of Colorado Boulder): 14 Mathematica-based interactive simulations that can be run with a free CDF player plug-in. Most of the simulations have accompanying screencasts that demonstrate how to use the simulation. Topics include recycle, single and multi-component phase equilibrium, mass balances, energy balances, and phase diagrams.
  • Interactive Simulations 1 Interactive Simulations 2 interactive Simulations 3


Multiple-choice conceptual questions for use in class with student response systems (clickers)


Useful Material and Energy Balance Links