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Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:09 pm
by Drew Myers 4G
What is the difference between adsorption and absorption?

Re: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:32 pm
by charleejohnson1L
absorption is the process where a fluid thing is dissolved by a liquid or solid thing; adsorption is where the atoms of a substance kinda hang out on top of another thing, creating a surface tension / cover thingy

Re: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:06 pm
by Aman Sankineni 2L
Absorption is the process in which a fluid is dissolved by a liquid or a solid (absorbent). Adsorption is the process in which atoms, ions or molecules from a substance (it could be gas, liquid or dissolved solid) adhere to a surface of the adsorbent.

Re: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:22 pm
by Jessa Maheras 4F
Adsorption and Absorption differ in how they function and the state of the species involved. The above answers explain it well! But, why is it important to understand the difference between the two?

Re: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:28 pm
by Maia_Jackson_2C
Jessa Maheras 4F wrote:Adsorption and Absorption differ in how they function and the state of the species involved. The above answers explain it well! But, why is it important to understand the difference between the two?


In the last lecture he mentioned that reactants sit on the surface of a catalyst (adsorption) because catalysts are usually solid but other than that I'm not really sure how much we need to know about this topic

Re: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:25 pm
by Micah3J
How can we easily identify adsorption or absorption? What kind of information is need to be certain?

Re: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:42 pm
by Maggie Eberhardt - 2H
is this going to be important for the final?

Re: Adsorption vs. Absorption

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:00 am
by Jessa Maheras 4F
Maia_Jackson_2C wrote:
Jessa Maheras 4F wrote:Adsorption and Absorption differ in how they function and the state of the species involved. The above answers explain it well! But, why is it important to understand the difference between the two?


In the last lecture he mentioned that reactants sit on the surface of a catalyst (adsorption) because catalysts are usually solid but other than that I'm not really sure how much we need to know about this topic


thank you!!