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Adsorbate

Adsorbate

[ad-sawr-beyt, -bit, -zawr-]
In chemistry and surface science, an adsorbate is a substance adhered to a surface (the adsorbent). The quantity of adsorbate present on a surface depends on several factors including: adsorbent type, adsorbate type, adsorbate size, adsorbate concentration, temperature, pressure, etc.

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