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 »

A mixture of water and starch is colloidal because it forms a shell of firmly bound molecules of water that stops the starch particles from aggregating with the molecules of water when they collide. However, when heated,... 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 »

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 »

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 »

In chemistry, a suspension is a heterogeneous mixture in which one substance is dispersed throughout a substance in another phase, and in which the particles of the first substance are between 0.00002 and 0.00004 of an i... 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 »