# Nitrogen (N) and hydrogen (H) react wth each other to produce ammonia (NH_3). This reactor is shown in an equation as N_2 + 3H_2 -> 2NH_3. What is the ratio of nitrogen atoms to hydrogen atoms in ammonia?

Apr 26, 2018

0.33

#### Explanation:

The chemical formula for ammonia is
$2 N {H}_{3}$
meaning that we have two nitrogen atoms and six hydrogen atoms.
To find the ratio of nitrogen atoms to hydrogen atoms we say:

$\left(\frac{2}{6}\right) = 0.33$