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        Catalytic action of MgO and ZnO on the reaction CO+H2O→CO2+H2 has been determined.  ZnO is much more effective than Mg as a catalyst.  Addition of K2CO3 increases the % conversion at 363 from a value of 58.8% with ZnO to 93% with K2CO3, while 5% Na2CO3 raises the % conversion only to 78%.