ion exchange resin


Definition of ion exchange resin

: an insoluble material of high molecular weight that contains groups which can be exchanged with ions in a solution with which it is in contact

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Recent Examples on the Web Those disposable filters use something called ion exchange resin to filter out copper, cadmium and zinc. Dan Sweeney,, "Why do we have to boil water anyway?," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of ion exchange resin

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Ion exchange resin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of ion exchange resin

: an insoluble material of high molecular weight that contains either acidic groups for exchanging cations or basic groups for exchanging anions and is used in ion-exchange processes and in medicine (as for reducing the sodium content of the body or the acidity of the stomach)

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