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Process in which a gas, liquid, or solid adheres to the surface of a solid or (less frequently) a liquid but does not penetrate it, such as in adsorption of gases by activated carbon (charcoal). In comparison, a gas or liquid taken-in during absorption penetrates or mixes with the absorbent.

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You should try to have walls that prevent adsorption in your factory so that it will not have any toxins staying around.
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You must always make sure that two chemicals can handle being together before you allow for any adsorption to take place.
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We tested the adsorption of the gas to see what it would do and the results really interested me because it was not what I expected.
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