Oxidation of ammonia leads to nitrate. How?

Asked by mamtapramod1976 | 27th Sep, 2019, 06:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Catalytic oxidation of ammonia:
In the presence of platinum at 800°C, ammonia reacts with oxygen to give nitric oxide and water vapour
 
Procedure: Pass dry ammonia gas and oxygen gas through inlets over heated platinum placed in the combustion tube, which in the heated state emits a reddish glow.
 
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Answered by Ramandeep | 27th Sep, 2019, 06:36: PM