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In heterogenous catalysis of a gaseous reactants over solid catalyst


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Heterogeneous catalysis:

  • Heterogeneous catalysis is the reaction where the catalyst is in a different phase from the reactants and products.
  • Hence, in a reaction of heterogeneous catalysis of a gaseous reactant over a solid catalyst, the reactant in the gaseous phase gets absorbed on the solid surface of the catalyst and proceeds to the reaction.
  • Therefore solid phase heterogeneous catalysis involves molecular adsorption on the catalyst surface.
  • Heterogeneous catalysis is used in the industrial production of various chemicals.
  • Haber's process is one of the most common examples of heterogeneous catalysis involving the production of ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen.

N2(g)Nitrogen+3H2(g)Hydrogenā†’Fe(s)ā€‹2NH3(g)Ammonia


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