11. Discuss briefly the following :

     (b) Catalytic converter

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Catalytic converter

Catalytic converter refers to a device containing platinum, palladium and rhodium that is fitted in the automobiles. The major functions of catalytic converters in the automobile are

1. Complete oxidation of unburnt hydrocarbons

2. Oxidation of carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide

3. Conversion of nitrogen oxides into nitrogen 

While using catalytic converters, we must not use gasoline with lead as lead inactivates the catalysis of converter

 

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