What are the total degrees of freedom if the number of species

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What are the total degrees of freedom if the number of species are 5, total streams are 2, stream temperature 2, stream pressure 2 and heat released 1?

A. 1

B. 5

C. 6

D. 12

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Enquiry is from Degrees of Freedom Analysis topic in chapter Energy Balances that Include the Effects of Chemical Reaction, Ideal Processes, Efficiency and the Mechanical Energy Balance and Heats of Solution and Mixing of Basic Chemical Engineering

Right choice is D. 12

Best explanation: Degrees of freedom = 5 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 1 = 12.