Solutions - Solutions, Colloids, Suspensions Solution *...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Solutions , Colloids, Suspensions Solution * particles of matter (solute) mixed with more abundant substance, usually water (solvent). * Particles are under 1 nanometer (cannot be visually distinguished from each other * Particles do not scatter light so solution is transparent * The solute particles will pass through most selectively permeable membranes * Solute does not separate from solvent when the solution is allowed to stand Solutions, Colloids , Suspensions Colloid - example is plasma proteins (albumin) * Particles range from 1-100 nm in size * Particles are large enough to scatter light, so colloids are usually cloudy * Particles are to large to pass through most selectively permeable membranes * Particles remain mixed with solvent when the mixture is allowed to stain Solutions, Colloids, Suspensions Suspension - example, blood cells in plasma * Particles exceed 100 nm * Suspension is cloudy or opaque * Particles are too large to penetrate selectively permeable membrane * Particles are too heavy to remain suspended when the mixture is allowed to stand
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

Page1 / 2

Solutions - Solutions, Colloids, Suspensions Solution *...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online