Giving appropriate examples, explain how the two types of processes of adsorption
(physisorption and chemisorption) are influenced by the prevailing temperature,
the surface area of adsorbent and the activation energy of the process?
1. Temperature: It decreases with 1. It increases with increase in temperature
increase in temperature. initially after adsorption it is decreasing.
2. Surface area of adsorbent: The 2. It also increases with increase in surface
adsorption increases with increase area of adsorbent.
in surface area of adsorbent.
3. Activation energy: It requires 3. It requires high activation energy.
very low or no activation energy.