Dissociative surface reaction and its reverse, associative surface reaction, are defined by:
where * represents a surface site.
PAC, 1976, 46, 71
(Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - Appendix II. Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Part II: Heterogeneous Catalysis)
on page 84
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