Why are Group 13 elements good catalysts?

Asked by Navya Benny | 22nd Mar, 2015, 08:22: PM

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Transition elements (d-block elements) and their compounds act as a good catalyst, i.e., they show catalytic activities. This is because they have free valency which works as a platform for the other reactant molecule to interact quickly. For example, nickel is used as a catalyst in the hydrogenation reaction. Iron acts as a catalyst in Haber's process during the synthesis of ammonia.

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