Lyophilic Sols vs Lyophobic Sols
(Difference between Lyophobic and Lyophilic Sols)
Sols are colloidal systems in which a solid is dispersed in a liquid. There are two types of sols – (1) Lyophobic Sols and (2). Lyophilic Sols
(1). Lyophilic sols:
They are solvent loving sols. In lyophilic sols, the dispersed phase shows a positive affinity for the dispersion medium (solvent). The high affinity of dispersed particles with the dispersed medium is due to the formation of a large number of hydrogen bonds.
(2). Lyophobic sols:
They are solvent hating sols. In lyophobic sols, the dispersed phase does not have any attraction for the dispersion medium.