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Ostwald's process is used to manufacture____________


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Ostwald's process was used for large scale generation of HNO3. This process is based upon the catalytic oxidation of NH3 by atmospheric oxygen.

4NH3(g)+5O2500K,9barPt/Rhgaugecatalyst4NO(g)+6H2O(g)

2NO(g)+O2(g)2NO2(g)

3NO2(g)+H2O(l)2HNO3(aq)+NO(g)


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