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Sun March 22, 2015 By: Navya Benny

Why are Group 13 elements good catalysts?
 

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Hanisha Vyas
Mon March 23, 2015
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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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