Fischer-Tropsch reaction

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The Fischer-Tropsch reaction converts hydrogen and carbon monoxide into various hydrocarbons:

(2n+1)H2 + nCO → CnH(2n+2) + nH2O
'n' is any positive number.

Catalysts for this reaction include iron, cobalt, ruthenium, and nickel.

Hydrogen can be obtained from water through electrolysis. Carbon monoxide is available through the Reverse Water-Gas Shift Reaction.

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