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In water gas shift reaction, the catalyst used is .

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Fe2O3
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Ni
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Solution

The correct option is A Fe2O3
Hydrogen is commercially synthesised from water gas (CO + H2) by bosch process. Water gas is obtained by passing steam over red hot coke.

C(s) + H2O(steam) 1000° C−−− CO(g) +H2(g)

This water gas is then made to react with excess steam to obtain H2 gas along with CO2. This reaction is called water gas shift reaction.

CO(g) + H2(g) +H2O(steam) 450° C−−Fe2O3 CO2 + 2H2
In this reaction, Fe2O3 is used as a catalyst.

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