Comparing Solutions, Suspensions & Colloids: Properties & Examples


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This is a homogeneous mixture that contains very small particles.

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1. This is a heterogeneous mixture that contains large particles.

2. We know that sugar water is this type of mixture because light easily passes through it and the sugar particles do not settle out.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Certain ingredients mix well together while others do not. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the different types of mixtures, such as solutions, suspensions and colloids. Quiz questions ask you to identify the characteristics of these types of mixtures and their ingredients.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Homogenous mixture
  • Heterogeneous mixture
  • Solution
  • Suspension
  • Colloid

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the particles contained in colloids
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the difference between a solution and a suspension
  • Making connections - use understanding of the behavior of particles in a suspension
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding solutions, suspensions and colloids.

Additional Learning

To learn more about mixtures, review the accompanying lesson titled Comparing Solutions, Suspensions & Colloids: Properties & Examples. This lesson covers the following concepts:

  • The size of particles in a solution and how they behave after the solution sits for a while
  • How the reflection of light can be used to determine the type of mixture
  • The way that colloids have properties of both homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures
  • How particles can be separated in a heterogeneous solution