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Haber process

Syllabification: Ha·ber proc·ess
Pronunciation: /ˈhäbər ˌpräses
 
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(also Haber–Bosch process /ˈhäbər ˈbäSH/)

Definition of Haber process in English:

noun

An industrial process for producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen, using an iron catalyst at high temperature and pressure.
Example sentences
  • The Haber process itself is about 100 years old.
  • One will want to convert H 2 promptly to NH 3 via the high-temperature Haber process.
  • The Haber process allowed the mass production of fertilizers, which has fueled a boom in agricultural productivity.

Origin

named after Fritz Haber (1868–1934) and Carl Bosch (1874–1940), German chemists.

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