ion exchange

noun

Definition of ion exchange

:a reversible interchange of one kind of ion present on an insoluble solid with another of like charge present in a solution surrounding the solid with the reaction being used especially for softening or demineralizing water, the purification of chemicals, or the separation of substances

ion exchanger

noun

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First Known Use of ion exchange

1923


Medical Dictionary

ion exchange

noun ion ex·change \ -iks-ˈchānj \

medical Definition of ion exchange

:a reversible interchange of one kind of ion present on an insoluble solid with another of like charge present in a solution surrounding the solid with the reaction being used especially for softening or demineralizing water, purifying chemicals, or separating substances

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