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What is the difference between Adsorb and absorb?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Jul 28, 2020

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D. Peter

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D. Peter, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Mexico

Answered Jun 16, 2020

When a material takes in some amount of gas or liquid into it, then this is an example of material being absorbed. When a gas or liquid collects on the surface of a material, then the process can be called adsorb. If you spill wine on your carpet, you will take a clean rag and press on the wine so that the cloth absorbs the spill.

You could also have a hostile takeover of a business, and one absorbs the other. Adsorb means to collect gasses on a surface, and this word is mostly used in a laboratory setting. You could adsorb noxious vapor on a microscope slide and examine it.

 

C. Lucan

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C. Lucan, Copywriter, Literature Major, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Answered Jun 07, 2020

Absorb can be defined as a process through which a material draws some amount of fluid, whether liquid or gas, into it. Adsorb on the contrast is also a process through which some liquid or gas molecules gets accumulated on the surface of another material. Adsorb is related to surface while absorb is related to volume. Absorb can also be explained as a condition whereby ions, atoms, or molecules enter a liquid, solid, or a gas material.

It can also be explained as the process by which the energy of a photon is drawn up by another entity. In absorb, there is movement inside an object, whereas, for adsorb, the substance would form a layer on the surface of another object. Adsorb involves adhesion, unlike absorb, which involves diffusion. For absorb, atoms, or molecules are taken internally. While the particles, atoms, and molecules would adhere to the surface in Adsorb.

 

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