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n. attraction of a gas or liquid to the surface of a solid (Chemistry)

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Adsorption is the adhesion of atomsions, or molecules from a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid to a surface. This process creates a film of the adsorbate on the surface of the adsorbent. This process differs from absorption, in which a fluid (the absorbate) is dissolved by or permeates a liquid or solid (the absorbent), respectively. Adsorption is a surface-based process while absorption involves the whole volume of the material. The term sorption encompasses both processes, while desorption is the reverse of it. Adsorption is a surface phenomenon.

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1. the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
(synonym) surface assimilation
(hypernym) sorption
(hyponym) chemisorption, chemosorption
(derivation) adsorb

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nf. adsorption, attraction of a gas or liquid to the surface of a solid, occlusion (Chemistry)

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nf. adsorption

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