Technique monitoring physical stability
In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of two or more substances. In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent.
The difference between mixtures, solutions and suspensions
The particles in suspensions are larger than those found in solutions. Components of a suspension can be evenly distributed by a mechanical means, like by shaking the contents, but the components will settle out.
Suspension vs. Colloid: How Do They Differ?
A suspension, simply put, is a mixture of two substances – one dispersed into the other. Examples of suspensions include droplets of oil in air, and sand in water. Particles in a suspension are easy to see, as they are larger than the particles making up the solution. Because of this quality, these larger particles within a suspension will settle if allowed to stand undisturbed. This inherent quality also makes suspensions very easy to separate through filtration.
The two types of mixtures are suspension and solution. These two types of mixtures are different from eachother because a solution is a mixture that cannot be identified as a mixture before it is altered in some way or seperated. A suspension is a mixture that consists of particles that can be seen in plain sight.
Oral Solutions and Suspensions (8-94)
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What is the difference between suspension, emulsion and colloidal solution?
A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture of solid particle in carrier liquid. It is not dissolved it is suspended. The emulsion is the mixture of two or more immiscible liquids. E.g. Water and oil, soap and water. A colloidal solution is the mixture of sub micronic particles in carrier liquid.The particles are kept in suspension through brownian motion.
Based on the nature of particle size, solutions are classified into THREE categories, namely (1) True Solution, (2) Colloidal Solution and (3) Suspension. Apart from the size differences of particles, these sub-categories of solutions also show considerable difference in their nature, colour, filterability and appearance.
Difference Between Solution and Suspension
– The solute particles in a solution are in the size of a molecule or an ion, but the particles in suspensions are larger than that. Therefore, particles in a solution are not visible to the naked eye, and particles in suspensions may be visible.