a chemical process whereby ions are reversibly transferred between an insoluble solid, such as a resin, and a fluid mixture, usually an aqueous solution: widely used in water softening, in recovering metals from waste solutions, etc.
"ion exchange." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 23 October 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/ion-exchange>.
ion exchange. (n.d.). Retrieved October 23rd, 2018, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/ion-exchange
A reversible chemical reaction between two substances (usually a relatively insoluble solid and a solution) during which ions of equal charge may be interchanged. Ion exchange is used in water softening and purification, chemical analysis, the separation of radioactive isotopes, and kidney dialysis.