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 »

There four main types of colloids are sols, emulsions, foams and aerosols. All of these mixtures share the major properties of colloids. That is, they are solutions containing particles between 1 and 1000 nanometers in s... More »

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Gelatin, when dissolved in water, is a colloid because the protein molecules that compose it, mostly derived from collagen, are much larger than usual dissolved molecules, but they remain evenly dispersed throughout the ... 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 »

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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