A fluid mixture of a colloid and a liquid; a liquid colloidal solution or suspension.
Sols are dispersions of small solid particles in a liquid. The particles may be macromolecules or may be clusters of small molecules. Lyophobic sols are those in which there is no affinity between the dispersed phase and the liquid (e.g. silver chloride dispersed in water). Lyophobic sols are inherently unstable, in time the particles aggregate, and form a precipitate. Lyiophilic sols, on the other hand, are more like true solutions in which the solute molecules are large and have an affinity for the solvent (e.g. starch in water). Association colloids are systems in which the dispersed phase consists of clusters of molecules that have lyophobic and lyophilic parts (e.g. soap in water).
a general term for colloidal dispersions, as distinguished from true solutions.
a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
Pourable colloidal dispersion that has not yet set into a gel.
Refers to a dry colloidal particle, as opposed to a gel, which contains water or other solvent.
A term, often used in academic publications, to denote a colloidal dispersion, usually of very fine particle size.
A liquid colloidal dispersion; a fluid colloidal system in which solid particles are dispersed in a liquid colloidal solution.
colloid with solid particles suspended in a liquid. Examples are protoplasm, starch in water, and gels.
A mixture involving a solvent such as water and very large molecules or groups of molecules that are mixed into the solvent. The large groups of molecules are prevented from settling out by a combination of hydration shells and kinetic energy from the water molecules. A change in pH can cause these large molecules to settle out and not be available to the cell. A gel is similar but the molecules are in a mesh work which holds the solvent molecules in place. Think "Jello".
Sols are lyophobic (solvent hating) suspensions of solid particles (1-1000 nanometres in size) in a liquid.