Haber Process (Produces Ammonia)

  1. In the Haber process, a mixture of nitrogen and hydrogen in the ratio 1:3 is conducted through the powdered iron as catalyst at a temperature of 450°C to 550°C and a pressure of 200 to 300 atmospheres with molybdenum as a promoter.
  2. Powdered iron is used as the catalyst to raise the rate of reaction.
  3. Also, the reaction is conducted at high temperature to increase the rate of reaction.

N 2 +3 H 2 450- 550 o C,Iron 200-300atm 2N H 3