The Haber Process

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  • The Haber Process
    • N2 + 3H2 2NH3
    • Conditions
      • 150-300 atmospheric pressure
      • 400-450 degrees celcius
    • Raw Materials
      • Nitrogen and Hydrogen
        • Can both be recycled at the end of the reaction
      • Iron Catalyst is used to make the prosecc faster
        • it also improved the end product as ir added more traces of other metal oxide
    • Energy and Cost
      • 1–2% of the world's annual energy supply
      • It is an expensive process as it uses alot of energy and takes place at a high temperature and atmospheric pressure
      • Staff wages must also be taken into account
    • Environmental Factors
      • That fertilizer is responsible for sustaining one-third of the Earth's population
      • the rise of the Haber industrial process led to the "Nitrate Crisis" in Chile
        • the natural nitrate mines were no longer profitable and were closed.


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