Colloid vs. Emulsion

Colloid vs. Emulsion — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Colloid and Emulsion

Colloidnoun

A system in which finely divided particles, which are approximately 1 to 1,000 millimicrons in size, are dispersed within a continuous medium in a manner that prevents them from being filtered easily or settled rapidly.

Emulsionnoun

A suspension of small globules of one liquid in a second liquid with which the first will not mix

an emulsion of oil in vinegar.

Colloidnoun

The particulate matter so dispersed.

Emulsionnoun

A photosensitive coating, usually of silver halide grains in a thin gelatin layer, on photographic film, paper, or glass.

Colloidnoun

The gelatinous stored secretion of the thyroid gland, consisting mainly of thyroglobulin.

Emulsionnoun

A stable suspension of small droplets of one liquid in another with which it is immiscible.

Mayonnaise is an emulsion where egg is used to keep oil and water mixed.

Colloidnoun

Gelatinous material resulting from degeneration in diseased tissue.

Emulsionnoun

(chemistry) A colloid in which both phases are liquid.

Colloidadjective

Of, relating to, containing, or having the nature of a colloid.

Emulsionnoun

(photography) The coating of photosensitive silver halide grains in a thin gelatine layer on a photographic film.

Colloidadjective

Glue-like; gelatinous.

colloid tumours

Emulsionnoun

(chemistry) a colloid in which both phases are liquids;

an oil-in-water emulsion

Colloidnoun

(chemistry) A stable system of two phases, one of which is dispersed in the other in the form of very small droplets or particles.

Emulsionnoun

a light-sensitive coating on paper or film; consists of fine grains of silver bromide suspended in a gelatin

Colloidnoun

(meteorology) An intimate mixture of two substances one of which, called the dispersed phase (or colloid), is uniformly distributed in a finely divided state throughout the second substance, called the dispersion medium (or dispersing medium).

Colloidnoun

(geology) A particle less than 1 micron in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

Colloidnoun

a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension