Explain why high pressure favours the production of ammonia in haber s process

Asked by lovemaan5500 | 21st Oct, 2017, 04:43: PM

Expert Answer:

By Le Chetalier's Principle, increasing the pressure on the reaction mixture favours the formation of ammonia gas.

From the equation, at left hand side, there are 4 volumes of reactants while on the right hand side, there are 2 volumes of reactants.

Increasing the pressure causes the equilibrium position to shift to the right resulting in a higher yeild of ammonia since there are more gas molecules on the left hand side of the equation than there are on the right hand side of the equation. 

Thus, increasing pressure results in increase in product formation.

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 23rd Oct, 2017, 09:28: AM

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