Difference between Lyophilic and Lyophobic Sols – Comparison Table


Compare Lyophilic and Lyophobic Sols

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.

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