chemisorption

noun

che·​mi·​sorp·​tion ˌkem-i-ˈsȯrp-shən, ˌkē-mi-, -ˈzȯrp- How to pronounce chemisorption (audio)
: 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
chemisorb transitive verb

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“Chemisorption.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chemisorption. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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