Main definitions of adsorption in English

: adsorption1adsorption2

adsorption1

Pronunciation /ədˈsɔːpʃ(ə)n//ədˈzɔːpʃ(ə)n/

noun

Chemistry
  • See adsorb

    • ‘The adsorption of surfactant molecules onto the aggregate surface changes the nature the surface from hydrophilic to hydrophobic.’
    • ‘In addition, the surface atoms are capable of both adsorption and absorption of chemical compounds.’
    • ‘Acidic lipids enhance the adsorption of positive ions due to their negative charge.’
    • ‘A distinction can also be made between monolayer adsorption and multilayer adsorption.’
    • ‘This could be explained by the balance between the protein adsorption and the lipid adsorption.’

Pronunciation

adsorption

/ədˈsɔːpʃ(ə)n//ədˈzɔːpʃ(ə)n/

Main definitions of adsorption in English

: adsorption1adsorption2

adsorption2

Pronunciation /ədˈsɔːpʃ(ə)n//ədˈzɔːpʃ(ə)n/

noun

mass nounChemistry
  • The process by which a solid holds molecules of a gas or liquid or solute as a thin film.

    ‘the study of the direction of protein adsorption to solid surfaces’

Pronunciation

adsorption

/ədˈsɔːpʃ(ə)n//ədˈzɔːpʃ(ə)n/