Meaning of ADSORPTION in English


"An increase of the concentration of a solute in the vicinity of a solid surface, over that in the bulk of the solution, due to the attractive interaction between the solid immersed into the solution and the solute. Adsorption on a solid from a gaseous phase also occurs. It is a surface process, not to be confused with absorption. Opposite: desorption. "

Electrochemistry English dictionary.      Английский словарь электрохимии.