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mobile adsorption

Also contains definition of: non-localized adsorption

A situation in which molecules of adsorbate are free to move about the surface. Mobility of the adsorbate will increase with temperature and mobile adsorption may be either localized or non-localized. In localized mobile adsorption the adsorbate spends most of the time on the adsorption sites but can migrate or be desorbed and readsorbed elsewhere. In non-localized adsorption the mobility is so great that a small fraction of the adsorbed species is on the desorption sites and a large fraction at other positions on the surface.
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 76
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