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The Haber Process The Haber Process was a procedure that changed our way of thinking and committing ideas in the world of chemistry as well as the world itself, it was very important as many do not recognize. It helped us think about some aspects of world of science, as we did not know them that well. The approach of it was critical and its influence is still present. The Haber Process was a method of producing of Ammonia That started during the First World War. Fritz Haber was the great man who developed this process in which molecular nitrogen is taken from the air and combines with molecular hydrogen to form ammonia gas. Fritz Haber was born on December 9,1868 in Brelau, Germany. He was the son of a merchant named Siegfried Haber. Even while he was at school he did many chemical experiments. He was educated for higher studies at Technische Hochschule in Berlin. In 1911 he was appointed as the professor of Physical Chemistry in the University of Berlin. In World War I Fritz Haber became the chief of the German chemical warfare service, he directed the chlorine gas attack at the second battle of Ieper as well. ...read more.


A gas is difficult to apply to soil so it regularly converted to a nitrate or a salt. After giving information about The Haber Process probably makes a person feel that it must be a great process with great results, mostly it is true but a few very small problems are still common. The major use of ammonia is for making fertilizers and it is also used for Nitric Acid and Nylon. In ammonia power plants damages could occur if something goes wrong like if a gas (ammonia) escapes from the plant which would cause air pollution. Fertilizers are used in large amounts on modern farms and if they get washed down through the soil by rain they could cause sewage to build up and algae and bacteria to form through eutrophication. Fertilizers contain nitrates and they become harmful when they get into water. Producing ammonia is cheap because it uses materials that are abundant, only for the machinery and building it might take a little money. During the early 20th century World War I had occurred in Western Europe between the Central Powers and the Allied Powers. ...read more.


Items that Germany needed were easily made for abundant natural resources such as air, coal and water. For Germany all this resources were advantageous but for the other countries they had nothing but problems and tensions. The Allied powers must be devastated at the time because they were unable to produce ammonia through various methods. They sent spies and thought of many possible ways to also learn this idea but they were unsuccesful at all times. They did not have the equipment or the knowledge and overall they did not have same understanding of chemistry that the German had at the time. The whole war was affected significantly because of the Haber process. Through the time of wars till the now the Haber Process has played a significant role in the world. The Haber Process is more effective today then ever history. The use of fertilizers is 400% more than in 1940 and mostly ammonium nitrate is the most used. Knowledge of Chemistry and your surroundings could determine a whole lot of concepts and ideas that may benefit people or harm people, it may stop a world War or cause one. The Haber Process was brought many changes to the world of chemistry and how we look at it. ...read more.

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