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Noun1.chemosorption - 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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An increase in pH results in more retention by soil colloids due to increase in cation exchange capacity (adsorptive capacity) chemosorption on CaCO3 and iron oxides (Cox and Kamprath 1972; Yoo and James 2002; Alloway2004).