Ammonia Synthesis: State of the Bellwether Reaction
Kapitel i bok, 2013

Catalytic ammonia synthesis has been judged to be one of mankind's greatest scientific achievements during the twentieth century. The socioeconomic implications of producing ammonia industrially have been a strong driving force, and this development has spurred a range of new discoveries within physics, chemistry, and chemical engineering. In this chapter, we describe how it has been possible in recent years to provide a full understanding of the catalytic ammonia synthesis reaction at the atomic level through the combined use of experiments and quantum mechanical electronic structure calculations, thus clearly showing many of the reasons why ammonia synthesis has been, and still is, the bellwether reaction in heterogeneous catalysis.

Rate-determining step

Ammonia decomposition

Scaling relations

Surface science

Haber-Bosch

Steps

Ru

Brønsted-Evans-Polanyi

Fe

Ammonia synthesis

First-principles

Electrochemistry

Micro-kinetic models

Författare

Anders Hellman

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Kemisk fysik

K. Honkala

Jyväskylän Yliopisto

S. Dahl

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

C.H. Christensen

DONG Energy AS

J.K. Nørskov

Stanford University

Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II (Second Edition): From Elements to Applications

459-474

Ämneskategorier

Kemi

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-08-097774-4.00725-7

ISBN

9780080965291