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The process of forming coordination complexes of an ion in solution. Sequestration often involves the formation of chelate complexes, and is used to prevent the chemical effect of an ion without removing it from the solution (e.g. the sequestration of Ca2+ ions in water softening). It is also a way of supplying ions in a protected form, e.g. sequestered iron solutions for plants in regions having alkaline soil.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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