Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 2509-2516

The interaction of nitrogen with tungsten and iridium

Zlatko Knor and Karel Kuchynka

The J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 121 38 Prague 2


The interaction of an iridium filament with nitrogen, thermally activated at the tungsten filament, was studied at low pressures. The activated nitrogen is chemisorbed at iridium and at room temperature it reacts with hydrogen, yielding ammonia.