chemisorption

noun
che·​mi·​sorp·​tion | \ ˌkem-i-ˈsȯrp-shən, ˌkē-mi-, -ˈzȯrp- How to pronounce chemisorption (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemisorption

: the usually irreversible process of the atoms in a surface (as of a solid) forming chemical bonds with molecules that come in contact with them chemisorption of gaseous nitrogen on iron catalysts

Other Words from chemisorption

chemisorb \ ˈkem-​i-​ˌsȯ(ə)rb How to pronounce chemisorb (audio) , ˈkē-​mi-​ How to pronounce chemisorb (audio) , -​ˈzȯ(ə)rb \ transitive verb

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