Talk:Absorption (chemistry)

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Maybe it should be called differently, because it's a physical rather than chemical process. Also categorization is probably bad, but I was trying to be consistent with adsorption. Hope somebody more knowledgeable in physical chemistry will fix this. Samohyl Jan 00:36, 11 Jan 2005 (UTC)

    • This process is more associated with chemical engineering than chemistry. It is widely used in industry to scrub exit gasses.

I deleted the link to the Physics Category page as part of the effort to clean up said page. StuTheSheep 03:04, Mar 23, 2005 (UTC)

Yes, it is a chemistry topic but in modern physical chemistry absorption usually refers the absorption of photons. It may be, as said above, that this is process is more relevent to chemical engineering. Afn 11:50, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Technical example is incomprehensible[edit]

Apparently "The most common application of absorption uses midget impinger with a fritted bubbler." Firstly, this isn't grammatical. Secondly, I had to consult a commercial catalogue to find out what a midget impinger is. Thirdly, I still don't know what a fritted bubbler is after some time searching the net. And I have A-level chemistry.

This is written in jargon, not English, and needs to be rewritten if it is to be any use. Ewjw 08:58, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Consider a link to Industrial Hygiene Sampling[edit]

Midget impingers and fritted bubblers are common sampling equipment used by an Industrial Hygienist in evaluating airborne contaminants that can be absorbed in a liquid media.

Agreed Shoefly 20:13, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Expansion notes[edit]

The expansion request from January 2005 (not from me) asks:

Absorption (chemistry) should be at least as long as adsorption, and it should contain similar information about equilibriums in solutions (and the relevant formulas or links there), and so on.

-- Beland 10:38, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

capillary action[edit]

should talk about or "see also": Capillary action — Preceding unsigned comment added by Charlieb000 (talkcontribs) 21:45, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

IUPAC definition[edit]

I am going to remove the IUPAC definition for the following reasons:

  1. If the definition were quoted exactly from the source, that would likely be a copyright violation.
  2. The definition as provided appears to be a paraphrase of the original, but this introduces elements of original research to assert that the paraphrasing is equivalent to the original.
  3. Wikipedia is not a dictionary.

-- WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 12:41, 24 June 2013 (UTC)


The reddish color of copper is an example of this process because it is caused due to its absorption of blue light.'

Doesn't belong here, isn't absorption in the sense of this article. Andres (talk) 08:13, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
Removed the sentence. Andres (talk) 08:34, 13 February 2016 (UTC)