A colloid is a substance that appears to be a singular component but is actually made up of two different components. Milk is colloid made up of butter fat and water. More »

Colloids are generally classified into four types: emulsion, sol, aerosol and foam. The combination of fog and smoke makes up an aerosol, which is comprised of solid particles or liquid droplets dispersed throughout a ga... More »

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A colloid cyst is a mass that occurs within the brain that prevents the fluid in the brain from flowing through the ventricles, according to UCLA. Most often, patients have headaches before they have any other symptoms. More »

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The particles in a colloid are larger than those found in a solution. The sizes of the particles in a colloid range from 10^-8 to 10^-6 meters, while a solution is made up of ions, atoms or molecules, which are 10^-9 met... More »

Blood has the characteristics of both a colloid and a suspension and is therefore a colloidal suspension. Since blood has characteristics of all three mediums, its true nature is hard to ascertain. More »

In science, a solvent is the component of greatest amount in a solution. It is the component into which the solute dissolves. A solution is a mixture of two or more substances that occur as any phase of matter. More »

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A solvent is a component in a solution that dissolves the solute, which is another component of the solution. The solvent is generally the component present in the largest amounts in the solution, according to World of M... More »

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