Difference between True Solution, Colloidal Solution and Suspension: A Comparison Table


True Solution vs Colloids vs Suspension

True Solution vs Colloidal Solution vs Suspension
(Similarities and Differences between True Solution, Colloidal Solution and Suspension)

Based on the nature of particle size, solutions are classified into THREE categories, namely (1) True Solution, (2) Colloidal Solution and (3) Suspension. Apart from the size differences of particles, these sub-categories of solutions also show considerable difference in their nature, colour, filterability and appearance.

(1). True Solution: a mixture of two or more substances in which the solute is completely dissolve in the solvent. The size of particles in a true solution will be less than 1 nm in diameter.

(2). Colloidal Solution: a heterogenous mixture of two or more substances in which the substance is evenly suspended in the other. The size of particles in a colloidal solution will be larger than that of a true solution and smaller than suspension. The size range of particles in a colloidal solution will be 1 – 1000 nm in diameter.

(3). Suspension: The size of particles in a suspension will be greater than 1000 nm. Suspension is a heterogenous mixture of two or more substances.

The present post describes the Similarities and Differences between True Solution, Colloidal Solution and Suspension with a Comparison Table.

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Difference between Covalent Bond and Metallic Bond: Comparison Table


Covalent vs Metallic Bonds

Covalent Bonds vs Metallic Bonds
(Similarities and Differences between Covalent Bonds and Ionic Bonds)

The chemical bonds are stable attractions between atoms, ions or molecules. The formation of chemical bond allows the formation of molecules or compounds. Chemical bonds are classified into different categories based on their formation and strength. Important types of chemical bonds recognized are Covalent bonds, Ionic bonds, Metallic bonds, Dipole-dipole interactions, London dispersion forces and Hydrogen bonds. The present post discuss about the Similarities and Differences between the Covalent bond and Metallic bond with a Comparison Table.

Covalent bond: A chemical bond formed by the sharing of electron pairs.

Metallic bond: Bonds occurs in metals, formed by the electrostatic attractive force between delocalized electrons and positively charged metal ions.

Similarities between Covalent Bond and Metallic Bond

Ø  Both covalent and metallic bonds are strong bonds.

Ø  Both are primary bonds.

Ø  Both bonds result in the formation of complex structures.

Ø  The formation of both covalent and metallic bond results in the formation of more stable compounds than the original.

Ø   Compounds with covalent and metallic bonds are insoluble in polar solvents.

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Difference between Covalent Bond and Ionic Bond: Comparison Table


Compare Covalent and Ionic Bonds

Covalent Bonds vs Ionic Bonds
(Similarities and Differences between Covalent Bonds and Ionic Bonds)

The chemical bonds are stable attractions between atoms, ions or molecules. The formation of chemical bond allows the formation of molecules or compounds. Chemical bonds are classified into different categories based on their formation and strength. Important types of chemical bonds recognized are Covalent bonds, Ionic bonds, Metallic bonds, Dipole-dipole interactions, London dispersion forces and Hydrogen bonds. The present post discuss about the Similarities and Differences between the Covalent bond and Ionic bond with a Comparison Table.

Covalent bond: A chemical bond formed by the sharing of electron pairs.

Ionic bond: A chemical bond formed by the electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions.

Similarities between Covalent Bond and Ionic Bond

Ø  Both covalent and ionic bonds are strong bonds.

Ø  Both are primary bonds.

Ø  Both bonds result in the formation of complex structures.

Ø  The formation of both covalent and ionic bonds results in the formation of more stable compounds than the original.

Ø  Formation of covalent and ionic bonds is exothermic.

Ø  Compounds formed by both covalent and ionic bonds will have net neutral charge.

Ø  Compounds with both covalent and ionic bonds are not malleable.

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Difference between Sol and Gel: A Comparison Table


Sol vs Gel Comparison

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

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Difference between Colloids and Crystalloids: A Comparison Table


Difference between Colloid and Colloid

Colloids vs Crystalloids
(Difference between Colloids and Crystalloids)

Colloids: Colloids are homogeneous non-crystalline substances containing large molecules or ultramicroscopic particles of one substance dispersed in a second substance. Colloids include gels, sols, and emulsions.  Unlike the suspension, the particles in the colloid do not settle and they cannot be separated out by ordinary filtering or centrifugation.

Crystalloids: Crystalloids are aqueous solutions of salts or minerals that can be crystallized.

Thus the main difference between colloids and crystalloids are their particle size. Both colloids and crystalloids are used as volume expanders and hence have immense applications in the medical field.

crystalloid vs Colloid

Difference between Colloids and Crystalloids

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