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Solution: The Haber process is very important for agriculture because it converts N2(g) from the atmosphere into bound nitrogen which can be taken up and used by plants. The reaction is N2(g) + 3 H2(g) ⇌ 2 NH3(

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The Haber process is very important for agriculture because it converts N2(g) from the atmosphere into bound nitrogen which can be taken up and used by plants. The reaction is N2(g) + 3 H2(g) ⇌ 2 NH3(g). This reaction is exothermic, but is carried out at relatively high temperatures. Why?