German Chemist development of the Haber process fertilizers and explosives
"Father of chemical warfare"
Synthesizing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen gasses
The industrial production of nitrogen prolonged World War I by providing Germany with the gunpowder and explosives necessary for the war effort even though it no longer had access to guano.
The lower cost of ammonia extraction from the virtually inexhaustible atmospheric reservoir contributed to the development of intensive agriculture and provided support for worldwide population growth
Ammonia in Germany
An artificial nitrogen fixation process and is the main industrial procedure for the production of ammonia today
N2 + 3 H2 --> 2 NH3
Haber process is mainly used to produce fertilizer today
A compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH3
Ammonia contributes significantly to the nutritional needs of terrestrial organisms by serving as a precursor to food and fertilizers.