What is Colloidal solution?

Asked by  | 22nd Jun, 2008, 10:41: AM

Expert Answer:

A colloid is a type of mechanical mixture where one substance is dispersed evenly throughout another. Because of this dispersal, some colloids have the appearance of solutions. A colloidal system consists of two separate phases: a dispersed phase (or internal phase) and a continuous phase (or dispersion medium). A colloidal system may be solid, liquid, or gaseous .Because the size of the dispersed phase may be difficult to measure, and because colloids have the appearance of solutions, colloids are sometimes identified and characterized by their properties.

Answered by  | 24th Jun, 2008, 12:50: PM

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