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A process for the catalyzed industrial production of ammonia from N2 and H2 at high temperature and pressure.

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Chemical Kinetics

The study of rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions and of the factors on which they depend.

Composition Stoichiometry

Descibes the quantitative (mass) relationships among elements in compounds.

Conformations

Structures of a compound that differ by the extent of rotation about a single bond.

Bubbles

Have you ever noticed that soap bubbles go up in winter and fall down in summer? The reason is that warm air is lighter than cold. And in winter the difference between the air temperature in the room (especially near the windows) and the one you exhale into the bubble is enough to overcome the heaviness of its shell.

Hydrolysis Constant

An equilibrium constant for a hydrolysis reaction.

Biodegradability

The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

Salt Bridge

A U-shaped tube containing electrolyte, which connects two half-cells of a voltaic cell.

Nuclear Fission

The process in which a heavy nucleus splits into nuclei of intermediate masses and one or more protons are emitted.

Atomic Radius

Radius of an atom.

Organic Chemistry

The chemistry of substances that contain carbon-hydrogen bonds.