. How are sol, solution and suspension different from each other


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Attributes Sol Solution Suspension
Type of Mixture Heterogeneous Homogeneous Heterogeneous
Size of Particles 10-7 - 10-5 cm Less than 1nm More than 100nm
Tyndall effect Exhibited Not Exhibited May or may not be exhibited
Appearance Usually Glass and Clear Unclouded and Clear Clouded and opaque
Visibility Visible with an ultramicroscope Not Visible Visible with naked eyes
Diffusion Diffuses very slowly Diffuses rapidly Do not diffuse
Stability Pretty Stable Highly Stable Unstable
Settling Get settled in centrifugation Do not Settle Settle on their own
Example Milk, Blood, Smoke Salt Solution, Sugar Solution Sand in water, dusty air

 

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