colloidkŏl´oid [key] [Gr.,=gluelike], a mixture in which one substance is divided into minute particles (called colloidal particles) and dispersed throughout a second substance. The mixture is also called a colloidal system, colloidal solution, or colloidal dispersion. Familiar colloids include fog, smoke, homogenized milk, and ruby-colored glass.
Sections in this article:
- Colloids, Solutions, and Mixtures
- Classification of Colloids
- Formation of Colloids
- Properties of Colloids
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