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Ion exchange

Definition (

Ion exchange is an exchange of ions between two electrolytes or between an electrolyte solution and a complex. In most cases the term is used to denote the processes of purification, separation, and decontamination of aqueous and other ion-containing solutions with solid polymeric or mineralic 'ion exchangers'. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Chemical reactions
N/AIon exchange capacity

This term is used for the following terms: 
Ionic balance

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