Why do colloids show Tyndall effect?

Asked by  | 19th Aug, 2012, 02:47: PM

Expert Answer:

The term Tyndall effect is usually applied to the effect of light scattering on particles in colloid systems, such as suspensions or emulsions. It is named after the Irish scientist John Tyndall. The Tyndall effect is used to tell the difference between the different types of mixtures, namely solution, colloid, and suspension. The term Tyndall effect is usually applied to the effect of lightscattering on particles in colloid systems, such as suspensions oremulsions. Since, colloids have particles in them which scatter the passed light, they show tyndall effect.

Answered by  | 20th Aug, 2012, 09:52: AM

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