Deposition Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Deposition

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Deposition Definition:

The settling of particles or sediment onto a surface. The particles may originate from a vapor, solution, suspension, or mixture.

Deposition also refers to the phase change from gas to solid.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Deposition Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 5, 2017, Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 5). Deposition Definition. Retrieved from Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Deposition Definition." ThoughtCo. (accessed May 22, 2018).