dissociative surface reaction

Also contains definition of: associative surface reaction
Dissociative surface reaction and its reverse, associative surface reaction, are defined by: \[2^{\text{*}}+\text{C}_{2}\text{H}_{5}^{\text{*}}\rightleftharpoons \text{H}^{\text{*}}+\,^{\text{*}}{\text{CH}_{2}\text{CH}_{2}}^{\text{*}}\] where * represents a surface site.
PAC, 1976, 46, 71. (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units - Appendix II. Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. Part II: Heterogeneous Catalysis) on page 84 [Terms] [Paper]