van der Waals adsorption

\ ˈvandə(r)ˌwȯlz- \

Definition of van der Waals adsorption

: adsorption due to van der Waals forces between the adsorbed molecules and the adsorbing material opposed to chemisorption

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“Van der Waals adsorption.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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