A solution is a mixture featuring solutes that have been dissolved, while a suspension is a mixture of liquids also containing solid particles that may not completely dissolve inside the liquid. Materials that dissolve i... More »

The main difference between a colloid and a suspension is that a suspension will separate into particles, but a colloid will not. A colloid is the middle line between a suspension and a solution. More »

Miscible liquids combine to form a suspension in which the total fluid volume contains roughly equal parts of the two component liquids, while immiscible liquids do not mix. When two immiscible liquids are put into the s... More »

A solution, as used in chemistry, is defined as a homogeneous mixture of one or more solutes dissolved in a solvent. Both solutes and solvents can exist as a solid, liquid or gas. More »

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A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture that has particles held in a liquid or gas that are not dissolved, such as sand in water, oil in water and smoke in air. The key characteristic that differentiates a suspension mix... More »

Miscible liquids combine to form a suspension in which the total fluid volume contains roughly equal parts of the two component liquids, while immiscible liquids do not mix. When two immiscible liquids are put into the s... More »

To separate alcohol from water, you must heat the solution, evaporate the ethanol into vapor, cool it down and condense it back into a liquid using a distillation apparatus. This process is called distillation, and it is... More »