Predicting catalysis: understanding ammonia synthesis …
The Haber-Bosch process industrially reacts nitrogen from the air and hydrogen via the following reaction
A detailed layout of ammonia production from start to finish is outlined below.
The goal for improving the process is to increase the reaction rate of ammonia synthesis from the produced hydrogen and nitrogen in the air during the final step, the Haber-Bosch Process.
The variables include temperature, pressure, and the concentration of products and reactants.
Ammonia synthesis from first-principles calculations, K
Although the direct synthesis of ammonia from its elements had been known for some time, the yield of product was too small to make the process commercially feasible. In 1905, (1868-1934) began to study this reaction, employing the thinking initiated by Le Châtelier and others, and the newly-developing field of thermodynamics that served as the basis of these principles. From the Le Châtelier law alone, it is apparent that this exothermic reaction is favored by low temperature and high pressure. However, it was not as simple as that: the rate of any reaction increases with the temperature, so working with temperature alone, one has the choice between a high product yield achieved only very slowly, or a very low yield quickly. Further, the equipment and the high-strength alloy steels need to build it did not exist at the time. Haber solved the first problem by developing a that would greatly speed up the reaction at lower temperatures.
“Even with the estimated uncertainties included, when we compared the calculated properties of different materials we were able to see clear trends,” said Andrew J. Medford, a graduate student with SUNCAT and first author of the study. “We could predict, for instance, that ruthenium would be a better catalyst for synthesizing ammonia than cobalt or nickel, and say what the likelihood is of our prediction being right.”
catalyzed ammonia synthesis, ..
()Catalytic ammonia synthesis is believed to proceed via dissociation ofN2 and H2 with subsequent stepwise additionreactions from an adsorbed nitrogen atom to NH3.
Ruthenium Nanocatalysts for Ammonia Synthesis: A …
J36.004The nitrogenase enzyme system of the bacteria Azotobacter vinelandii,which is used in nature to catalyze ammonia synthesis, has been foundrecently to catalyze the efficient conversion of carbon monoxide (CO)into hydrocarbons under ambient temperature and pressure .
Ammonia (EHC 54, 1986) - INCHEM
Calculating the enthalpy, entropy and free energy changes for the thermal decomposition of lithium carbonate, calculating the lowest temperature the reaction is feasible, the enthalpy, entropy and free energy change in synthesising of ethene from carbon and hydrogen, when does the synthesis of ammonia become feasible using the Gibbs free energy equation and enthalpy, entropy and free energy data, using the enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy change equation to calculate the lowest decomposition temperature for ammonium chloride, using enthalpy, entropy and free energy data to calculate the lowest thermal decomposition temperature of calcium carbonate (limestone) to make calcium oxide (lime), what is the free energy change in cracking alkanes to alkenes (cracking butane to ethene)
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I hold a PhD in Chemistry (2006) and a MA in Chemistry (2003) from the University of California at San Diego/ San Diego State University (USA). I also hold a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cyprus (Cyprus). During 2006-2011 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus carrying out research in the general field of computational chemistry with emphasis on heterogeneous catalysis. During this period apart from receiving a 3-year fellowship to carry out “experimetal and computational studies of the WGS reaction on noble metal nanoparticles” I was briefly a visiting lecturer for the undergraduate General and Physical chemistry courses.
In 2008 I funded a startup company in the field of rational materials design, CysilicoTech Research Ltd that won a price at the National Enterpreneuship competition in 2012. Between 2012-2014 I was a Research Assistant at Cardiff University (Cardiff Catalysis Institute) and briefly a Research Fellow at The University of Warwick, looking at mechanistic aspect of the selective oxidation on gold nanoparticle catalysts.
Since 2014 I have been a Research Associate at the Department of Chemistry of University College London (UK) doing reseach for an EPSRC funded project with the title “First principles design of novel ammonia synthesis catalysts”
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Outline of Topics (approximate course time):
Week Lab Assignment
Experiment 1 Synthesis and Characterization of a Solid
1 Do solid-state preparation
2 Do X-ray analysis of sample
3 Determine density and magnetic susceptibility measurements
4 Finish work and prepare report on Experiment 1
Experiment 2 Synthesis and Characterization of a Metallocene
5 Begin metallocene preparation
6 Finish preparation and collect spectral data on metallocene
7 Finish work and prepare report on Experiment 2
Experiment 3 Synthesis, Characterization, and Analysis of an Coordination Compound
8 Prepare oxalate complex
9 Collect spectral data on complex
10 Continue collecting spectral data
11 Begin analysis of sample for the metals present
12 Finish metal analysis and begin oxalate and water determinations
13 Finish oxalate and water determinations
14 Finish work and prepare report on Experiment 3