# How is the synthesis of ammonia represented?

Nov 17, 2016

Ammonia forms when nitrogen gas $\left({N}_{\text{2}}\right)$ and hydrogen gas $\left({H}_{\text{2}}\right)$ reacts.

#### Explanation:

The formula for ammonia is $N {H}_{\text{3}}$. Not to be confused with ammonium, which has a subscript of 4.

Ammonia forms when nitrogen gas $\left({N}_{\text{2}}\right)$ and hydrogen gas $\left({H}_{\text{2}}\right)$ reacts.

Chemical equation is a synthesis reaction:
$\left({N}_{\text{2}}\right)$ + $3 \left({H}_{\text{2}}\right)$ $\to$ $\left(2 N {H}_{\text{3}}\right)$

In nature, ammonia is produced by the product of animal waste - urea + water $\to$ carbamine acid + ammonia. More information can be found here: Ammonia BMPs

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