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What is the difference between Adsorption and Absorption ... ??

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Asked by radhika ahuja, 23 May '13 05:17 pm
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Adsorption

- the binding of molecules or particles to a surface the filling of pores in a solid. The binding to the surface is usually weak and reversible. Just about anything including the fluid that dissolves or suspends the material of interest is bound, but compounds with color and those that have taste or odor tend to bind strongly.

Absorption

-is a physical or chemical phenomenon or a process in which atoms, molecules, or ions enter some bulk phase - gas, liquid or solid material.

Difference: Adsorption is a process where the molecule/particle adheres only to the surface of the medium while absorption is a process where the molecule/particle is taken in internally and NOT on the surface
Answered by Stone Heart, 23 May '13 05:20 pm

 
  
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Adsorption and absorption are both sorption processes.

Absorption occurs when atoms pass through or enter a bulky material. During absorption, the molecules are entirely dissolved or diffused in the absorbent to form a solution. Once dissolved, the molecules cannot be separated easily from the absorbent.

Adsorption is generally classified into physisorption (weak van der Waals forces) and chemisorption (covalent bonding). It may also occur due to electrostatic attraction. The molecules are held loosely on the surface of the adsorbent and can be easily removed
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Answered by anil garg, 27 May '13 06:07 pm

 
  
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Adsorption is adherence to the surface without actually entering inside
absorption means being assimilated
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 23 May '13 05:55 pm

 
  
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Both are same
Answered by Ghost Singh, 23 May '13 05:17 pm

 
  
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