non-specific adsorption

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.N04204
Ions approach an @[email protected] differently depending on the forces in play. Ions are non-specifically adsorbed (positively or negatively) when they are subjected in the @[email protected] only to long-range coulombic interactions (attraction or repulsion). They are believed to retain their @[email protected] shell, and in the position of closest approach to the @[email protected] they are separated from it by one or more molecular layers.
See also:
specific adsorption
Source:
PAC, 1986, 58, 437. (Interphases in systems of conducting phases (Recommendations 1985)) on page 447 [Terms] [Paper]