Fritz Haber was a German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1918 for his invention of the Haber–Bosch process, a method used in industry to synthesize ammonia from nitrogen gas and hydrogen gas. This invention is of importance for the large-scale synthesis of fertilizers and explosives. The food production for half the world's current population involves this method for producing nitrogen fertilizers. Haber, along with Max Born, proposed the Born–Haber cycle as a method for evaluating the lattice energy of an ionic solid.
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|Poison gas meant that the war could be brought to an end sooner and thus reduce the number of casualties.||Energy ;Military & Veterans|
|Agricultural husbandry essentially maintains the balance of bound nitrogen.|
|Gaseous nitrogen combines with gaseous hydrogen in simple quantitative proportions to produce gaseous ammonia.|
|The Swedish Academy of Sciences has seen fit, by awarding the Nobel Prize, to honour the method of producing ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen.|
|Under natural conditions, the soil does not lose its fixed nitrogen.|