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chemisorption

[kem-uh-sawrp-shuh n, -zawrp-] /ˌkɛm əˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
adsorption involving a chemical linkage between the adsorbent and the adsorbate.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; chemi- + (ad)sorption
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Examples from the web for chemisorption
  • The rate limiting process for the kinetics of the anode reaction is the chemisorption of hydrogen onto active catalyst sites'.
  • Sorption mechanisms are generally categorized as either physical adsorption, chemisorption, or electrostatic adsorption.
  • Sorbents use one of two mechanisms for capturing and controlling gas-phase air contaminants-physical adsorption and chemisorption.
British Dictionary definitions for chemisorption

chemisorption

/ˌkɛmɪˈsɔːpʃən/
noun
1.
an adsorption process in which an adsorbate is held on the surface of an adsorbent by chemical bonds
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