Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 8th Standard

Suspension Solution

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Definition

Suspension: A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture in which the solute particles do not dissolve but remain suspended throughout the bulk of the medium.

Notes

Suspension:

A suspension is a heterogeneous mixture in which the solute particles do not dissolve but remain suspended throughout the bulk of the medium.

Properties of a Suspension:

  • Suspension is a heterogeneous mixture.
  • The particles of a suspension can be seen by the naked eye.
  • The particles of a suspension scatter a beam of light passing through it and make its path visible.
  • The solute particles settle down when a suspension is left undisturbed, that is, a suspension is unstable. They can be separated from the mixture by the process of filtration. 

Tyndall effect:

The scattering of a beam of light is called the Tyndall effect after the name of the scientist who discovered this effect.

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