Activated Charcoal Buns have arrived. They’re all the rage. Fancier than your regular run-of-the-mill bun. But what is ‘activated charcoal’?
Activated charcoal (also known as activated carbon) has been used for medicinal purposes since the 19th century. It is “activated” due to its negative charge and ability to bind positively charged ions (i.e. chemicals).
Activated charcoal occurs when charcoal is combined with different gasses and exposed to high temperatures. This process, known as “activation”, develops pores and increases the surface area of the carbon. The surface area then has the ability to “catch” chemicals through a process called “adsorption”. Unlike the concept of “absorption”, where molecules are absorbed into the absorbent, adsorption is when molecules stick or bind to the surface of a large substance.
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