Sorption

Science / Chemistry / Sorption: Assimilation of molecules of one substance by a material in a different phase. Adsorption (sorption on a surface) and absorption (sorption into bulk material) are two types of sorption phenomena.

Adsorption

Science / Chemistry / Adsorption: Adsorption is collection of a substance on the surface of a solid or a liquid. For example, gases that make water taste bad are strongly adsorbed on charcoal granules in water filters. MORE

Absorption

Science / Biology / Absorption: The process by which the products of digestion are transferred into the bodys internal environment, enabling them to reach the cells. MORE

Adsorption Indicator

Science / Chemistry / Adsorption Indicator: A substance that indicates an excess of a reactant in a precipitation reaction. For example, dichlorofluorescein is added to an NaCl solution being titrated with silver nitrate. Before the endpoint, e MORE

Absorption Spectrum

Science / Chemistry / Absorption Spectrum: A plot that shows how much radiation a substance absorbs at different wavelengths. Absorption spectra are unique for each element and compound and they are often used as chemical 'fingerprints' in ana MORE

Absorption Rate

Business / Real Estate / Absorption Rate: The total number of vacant square feet of office space divided by the square footage leased per year historically. Used to analyze demand of office space in a given market area. MORE

Absorption Spectroscopy

Science / Chemistry / Absorption Spectroscopy: A technique for determining the concentration and structure of a substance by measuring the amound of electromagnetic radiation the sample absorbs at various wavelengths. MORE

Links
Home
Glossary
Thesaurus