I am brand new to this forum, but glad I have come across it! I was never incredibly strong in chemistry throughout highschool and undergraduate university, but now in grad school I've been forced to face my fears, SOMEWHAT!
Anyway, I just want to make sure I'm on the right track with my calculations.
Essentially part of my research involves the measurement of ammonia (NH3) emissions during the composting a livestock manure. I am passing composter exhaust air through a gas scrubber containing 1.8 N sulfuric acid (H2SO4).
Firstly...would the balanced equation for this reaction be as follows:
2NH3 + H2SO4 ----->[NH4]2SO4 ??
In other words, is it safe to assume that each unit of H2SO4 will combine with 2 units of NH3?
So...if I have 200 ml of 1.8N (0.9M) H2SO4, would the maximum amount of NH3 absorbed (in theory) be:
0.200L X 0.9 X 2 = 0.36 moles NH3 = (.36g)(17g/mole) = 6.12g NH3, or 5.04g NH3-N
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance