skip to main content

Sorption: A Close Up View

5 minutes 45 seconds

Now Playing As: Captioned (English) (change)

Report a Problem

Learn about what happens when atoms, ions, or molecules attach to the surface of a substance without entering it. This video discusses how adsorption occurs at the chemical level.

Media Details

Runtime: 5 minutes 45 seconds

Lights and gauges with display screens cover the walls. Illustration of energetic reaction drawn on top. Caption: it releases a lot of energy in the form of heat.
#askMIT
Episode 3
2 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person in a science lab. One beaker contains an orange liquid, and one beaker contains a green liquid. Caption: It's orange. That means its pH is 5.
Chemistry: Challenges And Solutions
Episode 10
28 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Industrial plant from a distance. Caption: That's the world's largest PLA manufacturing plant.
1 hours 24 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People feeding dried hay to goats. Caption: How can we figure out how much energy is stored in this hay?
5 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person speaking. Caption: So a nanometer would be ten to the minus nine meters.
Ask a Scientist
Episode 3
1 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person speaking. Caption: Nanoparticles have been used in sunscreens
Ask a Scientist
Episode 7
1 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person speaking. Caption: and work on it to manage those risks.
Ask a Scientist
Episode 4
1 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person speaking. Caption: We can apply an electric field or magnetic fields to them.
Ask a Scientist
Episode 5
1 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person speaking. Caption: about nanobots replicating and taking over the world.
Ask a Scientist
Episode 8
1 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person speaking. Caption: between one and one hundred nanometers.
Ask a Scientist
Episode 1
1 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12