Sol vs Gel
(Difference between Sol and Gel)
Sol, Gel and Emulsion are the different states of colloidal solutions.
Sol: The liquid state of a colloidal solution is called the sol.
Gel: The solid or semi-solid (Jelly like) stage of a colloidal solution is called the gel.
The present post discusses about the Difference between Sol and Gel.
Difference between Sol and Gel
|1||Definition: The liquid state of a colloidal solution is called sol.||Definition: The solid or semi-solid (Jelly like) stage of a colloidal solution is called gel.|
|2||The sol does not have a definite structure.||The gel possesses honeycomb like structure.|
|3||The dispersion medium of the sol may be water (hydrosol) or alcohol (alcosol).||The dispersion medium of gel will be hydrated colloid particles.|
|4||The sol can be converted to gel by cooling.||The gel can be converted to sol by heating.|
|5||The sol can be easily dehydrated.||The gel cannot be dehydrated.|
|6||The viscosity of the sol is very low.||The viscosity of the gel is very high.|
|7||Sol is categorized into lyophobic and lyophilic sols.||There is no such classification of gel.|
|8||Example: Blood||Example: Fruit jelly, cooked gelatin jelly|
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