Definition of Adsorption

1. Noun. The accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid.

Exact synonyms: Surface Assimilation
Specialized synonyms: Chemisorption, Chemosorption
Generic synonyms: Sorption
Derivative terms: Adsorb



Definition of Adsorption

1. Noun. The adhesion of a liquid or gas on the surface of a solid material, forming a thin film on the surface. Not to be confused with the process of absorption. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adsorption

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Adsorption

1. 1. The accumulation or concentration of molecules of a gas or liquid on a surface in contact with the gas or liquid, resulting in a relatively high concentration of the gas or solution at the surface. Note that the accumulating molecules do not actually penetrate the substance they are on. Compare: absorption. 2. The adhesion of a substance to an organic particle in a solution, for example the adhesion of a virus to a cell. Origin: L. Sorbere = to suck (10 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adsorption

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adsorbate
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adsorption (current term)
adsorption chromatography
adsorption fermentation
adsorption theory of narcosis
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adsorptiveness
adsternal
adstratum
adstrictory
adstringent

Literary usage of Adsorption

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"The acetic acid is said to be ' adsorbed ' by the carbon, and the phenomenon is termed ' adsorption.' The distribution of a substance in a two- phase system ..."

2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1843)
"THE HEAT OF adsorption OF DIATOMIC MOLECULES BY AR MILLER Received 9 September 1946 INTRODUCTION 1. In connexion with the interpretation of some ..."

3. Theoretical Chemistry from the Standpoint of Avogadro's Rule & Thermodynamics by Walther Nernst (1904)
"adsorption.—Charcoal shaken with an iodine solution or placed in an atmosphere of iodine vapour condenses appreciable amounts of iodine on its surface; ..."

4. The Chemistry of Plant Life by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher (1921)
"In this, adsorption differs from chemical action, as the latter is proportional to ... (6) adsorption out of different liquids, by the same adsorbing body, ..."

5. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"PHYSICOCHEMICAL BASIS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES Biological Processes Depending on adsorption Instances in which adsorption undoubtedly plays a most ..."

6. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"The Phenomenon of adsorption.—When any solid material is brought into contact ... The amount of adsorption in any given case is directly proportional to the ..."

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