Substance whose aqueous solution conducts electricity.
Ions carry the electric current, MUST HAVE IONS.
Non-electrolytes – do not conduct electricity, do not break into ions.
Elmer’s glue is a colloid (do not always need a glue however)
Mixture of 2 phases of matter: continuous and dispersed phases
Between solution and suspension
Has subcategories: o
Aerosols – liquid or solid in a gas
Fog (liquid), smoke (solid) o
Foams – gases in liquids or solids
Shaving cream, whipped cream (liquids), marshmallows (solid) o
Emulsions – liquids in liquids
Mayonsaise, milk o
Sols – solids in liquids
Paints, gelatin, clay, jellies (w/ out preserves)
Tyndall Effect: the scattering of light by colloidal or suspended particles
Brownian Motion: the random movement of colloidal particles due to their bombardment
(bumping into collisions) by the molecules of the dispersing medium.
Ex: hitting a balloon to keep it from touching the ground
Heterogeneous mixture that will settle out
Can’t see through it
Questions to ask:
Can you see through it? a.
Yes: solution b.
No: colloid OR suspension
Will it settle? a.
Does not scatter
Less than 1 nm
1 – 100 nm
Greater than 100 nm
Properties determined by the # of particles in solution (rather than the type)
*# of particles of solute in solvent will cause the following* o
Vapor pressure decreases o
Boiling point increases o
Freezing point decreases
Higher vapor pressure
More solute = lower vapor pressure
**type of solute is note important, what is important is how many particles the solute contributes .
Some particles create more particles than other upon dissolving o
Creates more ions
more temperature change
(aq) + Cl
(aq) 2 ions formed
(aq) + 2 Cl
(aq) 3 ions formed
(aq) 1 molecules formed
The change in vapor pressure, freezing and boiling point is directly proportional to the number of particles dissolved.
Separates substances with different boiling points.