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soluble
capable of being dissolved
solution
homogeneous mixture of two or more substances in a single phase
solvent
dissolving medium in a solution
solute
the substance dissolved in a solution
suspension
a mixture in which the particles in the solvent are so large that they settle out unless the mixture is constantly stirred or agitated
supersaturated solution
a solution that contains more dissolved solute than a saturated solution contains under the same conditions
colloid
particles that are intermediate in size between those in solutions and suspensions form mixtures known as colloids
What is the tyndall effect?
this occurs when light is scattered by collodial particles dispersed in a transparent medium..can be used to distinguish between a solution and a colloid...example: headlight beam is visible on a foggy night