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Click to See State Soils in USA The loss of one or more electrons by an ion or molecule. The gain of one or more electrons by an ion or molecule. The process of separating a substance from a solution as a solid. Process by which minerals and rock materials are dissolved by a fluid. The process by which atoms, molecules, or ions are taken up from the soil solution or soil atmosphere and retained on the surfaces of solids by chemical or physical binding. The migration of adsorbed entities off of the adsorption sites. The inverse of adsorption. The process whereby a compound is transformed into simpler compounds. The formation of a complex chemical species by the coordination of ligands to a central ion, usually a metal. Ligands are anions or molecules that contain free pairs of electrons (or bases).

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