Thursday, 16 May 2013

5.25 describe the use of ammonia in the manufacture of nitric acid and fertilisers

Ammonia is put into fertilisers it contains nitrate ions plants need to make amino acids and so proteins plants need to grow.

Ammonia is also reacted with oxygen to produce nitric acid:
4NH+ 8O2 > 4HNO+ 4H2O

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