Arrhenius Equation:

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Postby Jack Papciak 2F » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:42 pm

Can somebody explain adsorption?

Masih Tazhibi 2I
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Re: Adsorption

Postby Masih Tazhibi 2I » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:15 pm

Adsorption occurs when you have a heterogenous catalyst being used, that is, a catalyst that is in a different phase than the reactants. Usually, adsorption occurs when your catalyst is a solid, and the reactants, rather than going inside or being absorbed by the catalyst, simply sit on top of it as the reaction proceeds.

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Re: Adsorption

Postby lizzygaines1D » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:15 pm

its basically when the reactants sit on the surface of the catalyst.

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Re: Adsorption

Postby Emily Oren 3C » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:18 pm

Adsorption is when the catalyst is a solid and the reaction takes place on its surface. This image is an example to help visualize: Image

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Re: Adsorption

Postby aaron tang 2K » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:10 am

During lecture, Lavelle talked about how sponges absorb water and catalysts are adsorbing a reactant, meaning the reactant sits on top of the catalyst. There is a slight adhesion when a catalyst adsorbs a reactant. This allows the reactant to detach from the catalyst as the reaction proceeds. Once the detachment occurs, the catalyst is free to move onto the next reactant.

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