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(kĕm′ĭ-sôrb′) also chem·o·sorb (-ə-sôrb′)
tr.v. chem·i·sorbed, chem·i·sorb·ing, chem·i·sorbs also chem·o·sorbed or chem·o·sorb·ing or chem·o·sorbs
To take up and chemically bind (a substance) onto the surface of another substance.

[Alteration of chemo- + (ab)sorb.]

chem′i·sorp′tion (-sôrp′shən) n.


(Chemistry) an adsorption process in which an adsorbate is held on the surface of an adsorbent by chemical bonds


(ˌkɛm əˈsɔrp ʃən, -ˈzɔrp-)

adsorption involving a chemical linkage between the adsorbent and the adsorbate.
[1930–35; chemi- + (ad) sorption]
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Noun1.chemisorption - adsorption (especially when irreversible) by means of chemical instead of physical forces; "chemisorption of gaseous nitrogen on iron catalysts"
adsorption, surface assimilation - the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid
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These constituents are held as chemisorbed matter on the fibrous ash matrix.
The amount of chemisorbed CO is proportional to the active Pt surface area, and was measured at 35 [degrees]C.
No additional redox peaks derived from the eventual electroactivity of the chemisorbed dye were detected within the examined range of potential applied [12, 45-47].
Quantification of the interaction between charged guest molecules and chemisorbed monothiolated (3-cyclodextrins.
In the second region of 200-500[degrees]C attributed to chemisorbed water, the monolayer of [H.
These depend on how much electron activity takes place on the semiconductor surface and the amount of chemisorbed oxygen species ([O.
Direct chemisorption of HF at reactive sites on the alumina surface with formation of Na-F and/or Al-F species and with additional monolayer being physically adsorbed on top of chemisorbed layer [10].
C(s)OH (ads,int) is representing the carbon on the substrate with OH- chemisorbed or intercalated, while C" is indicating about the detached carbon atoms.
the P associated with humic acids or chemisorbed to the surfaces of Fe and Al compounds.
In particular photochromic systems will be blended or chemisorbed as self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) at different interfaces (including functionalization of source and drain electrodes, functionalized gate dielectric substrates, etc.
A chemisorbed molecular layer of dodecanoic acid was responsible for the decrease of the surface energy, and the Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) results suggested that heating the substrate can greatly facilitate the formation of the chemisorbed layer and preferential orientation of the dodecanoic acid molecule.
2+]) can be chemisorbed onto calcite surfaces (McBride 1979) and co-precipitated during calcite formation (Pingitore et al.