Colloids: Definition, Types & Examples


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_____ is a mixture where at least two substances are combined together and stay together.

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1. How would you differentiate a colloid mixture from a solution?

2. What technique can be used to distinguish between a suspension and a colloid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Both the quiz and the worksheet will help you explore important information about colloids. Many of the questions will ask you to correctly define key terms. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what a colloid is as well as knowing how a colloid mixture is different from a solution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The two resources will help you review:

  • The definition of a colloid
  • The difference between a colloid mixture and a solution
  • The process that reveals the difference between a suspension and colloid
  • Which mixture has the largest particles
  • Characteristics of the Tyndall Effect

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about colloids
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as colloids and solutions
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the different types of mixtures and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

This quiz is just a single part of your journey to master information about colloids. You should also read the lesson called Colloids: Definitions, Types & Examples. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define what a colloid is
  • Understand the unchanging properties of a colloid
  • Explore the characteristics of the particles in a colloid
  • Identify the two other types of mixtures and their differences to colloids
  • Describe how the Tyndall Effect can be used to distinguish solutions from colloids