Metal immobilization

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Definition: Always relative to a solution. Only relevant in relation to aquatic solutions. Sequestration of a metal ion out of a solution.

Microbes may cause immobilisation of metals.

Exists? Examples
Liquid metal Yes As melted metal.
Dissolved metal Yes Yes, but only in an ionic form. Dissolved metal means the same as dissolved metal ions
Dissolved metal ions Yes Ions are dissolved in a liquid solvent (water). They are also called metal ions in solution or, short, metal in solution
Metal colloid in solution YesYes, fine particle size, the right chemical support like for example a dispersion agent like a chelating moiety.

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