Chapter 4. Heterogeneous Catalysis: from “Black Art” to Atomic Understanding

  1. Ehud Keinan and
  2. Israel Schechter
  1. Gerhard Ertl

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527612949.ch04

Chemistry for the 21st Century

Chemistry for the 21st Century

How to Cite

Ertl, G. (2000) Heterogeneous Catalysis: from “Black Art” to Atomic Understanding, in Chemistry for the 21st Century (eds E. Keinan and I. Schechter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527612949.ch04

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302352

Online ISBN: 9783527612949

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Keywords:

  • ammonia synthesis;
  • surface science;
  • catalytic reaction;
  • oxidation;
  • carbon monoxide

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Case Study: Ammonia Synthesis

  • The Surface Science Approach

  • The Atomic Mechanism of a Catalytic Reaction: Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide

  • Further Aspects