write a note on water gas shift reaction ?
Water gas shift reaction involves water vapor reaction with carbon monoxide to give carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas. The reaction is
CO + H2O ===> CO2 + H2
Felice Fontana discovered this water gas shift reaction in 1780. It was made in England in the year 1828. The water gas was produced by blowing steam through red hot coke, the reaction is
C + H2O ===> CO + H2.