How to increase the yield of sulphuric acid in Contact process? Draw the flow chart  for the manufacture of sulphuric acid.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 11th Jun, 2014, 02:12: PM

Expert Answer:

The key step in the manufacture of H2SO4 is the catalytic oxidation of SO2 with O2 to give SO3 in the presence of V2O5 (catalyst).

2SO2(g)   + O2(g)     2SO3(g)

 The reaction is exothermic, reversible and the forward reaction leads to a decrease in volume. Therefore, low temperature and high pressure are the favourable conditions for maximum yield.







Answered by  | 11th Jun, 2014, 04:12: PM