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Haber process

noun
1.
a process for synthesizing ammonia from gaseous nitrogen and hydrogen under high pressure and temperature in the presence of a catalyst.
Origin of Haber process
named after Fritz Haber
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  • Several different catalyzers have been used in the Haber process.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • The nitrogen and the hydrogen for the Haber process must then be prepared and purified before trying to combine them into ammonia.

    Creative Chemistry Edwin E. Slosson
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Haber process

/ˈhɑːbə/
noun
1.
an industrial process for producing ammonia by reacting atmospheric nitrogen with hydrogen at about 200 atmospheres (2 × 107 pascals) and 500°C in the presence of a catalyst, usually iron
Word Origin
named after Fritz Haber (1868–1934), German chemist
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