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Solution, Suspension and Colloid

Solutions suspensions and colloids you

will learn the difference between a

solution suspension and colloid what is

a solution it is the homogeneous mixture

of a solute in a solvent solvent the

substance in which a salut dissolves

salut the substance that dissolves in a

solvent solvent is the substance that is

present in the greatest amount both

solute and solvent can be a gas a liquid

or a solid activity makes us moon full

of salt in water and dissolve it here

salt is a solute and water is the

solvent on dissolving you will observe

that a clear solution is formed and

there are salt particles to be seen the

salt solution thus formed is a

homogeneous mixture what is a suspension

a suspension is a mixture of water and a

non dissolved material the mixture

separates on standing takes on water in

a glass and add a tablespoon of

vegetable oil you will notice that no

matter how much try the oil does not

dissolve on standing you will see that

oil separates and settles at the bottom

such characteristics are that of a

suspension what is a colloid a colloid

is a solution in which the substance

remains dispersed and doesn't settle at

the bottom it consists of two components

dispersion medium and dispersion phase

here is a list of different types of

colloids that are formed due to

different types of dispersion phase and

medium activity take a spoonful of flour

and mix with water and allow it to stand

now drain the water you will notice that

after draining there are still few

particles suspended in the solution

which refuse to settle such a solution

is termed as colloid summary a solution

is a homogenous mixture of a solute in a

solvent a suspension is a mixture of

water and a non dissolved material

colloid is a solution in which the

substance remains dispersed and doesn't

settle at the bottom