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Week #385 - Getting a Reaction
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Honorable Mention

Haber-Bosch process: Hydrogen and nitrogen produce ammonia which will become fertilizer in the world’s most important chemical process, using about 1% of the total global energy production per year. The activation of the normally very unreactive nitrogen proceeds on the surface of a catalyst that has been optimized extremely well (considering how much this is used) over the decades this has been going on. It has a fascinating history both for industry as well as for the entire human development (because it gave us ubiquitous access to fertilizer).

Tessellating Chiral Bonds

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sebmojo (crit)
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Yoruichi (crit)

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