Adsorption

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Ethan Vuong 3G
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Adsorption

Postby Ethan Vuong 3G » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:30 pm

What exactly is adsorption, I see that it says when reactants sit on the surface of the catalyst, but what does this mean?

Harsha 1J
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Re: Adsorption

Postby Harsha 1J » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:50 pm

Adsorption is the adhesion of molecules on to the surface of something, and they basically form a film over the surface of the catalyst.

Christy Lee 2H
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Re: Adsorption

Postby Christy Lee 2H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:10 pm

Does adsorption only happen for a heterogeneous catalyst?

Harrison Wang 1H
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Re: Adsorption

Postby Harrison Wang 1H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:46 pm

Heterogeneous catalysts are usually only available in the solid state and therefore mainly function through adsorption, homogeneous catalysts are available in all states and therefore can but no do not have to function through adsorption.


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