Talk:Suspension (chemistry)

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Would it be correct to say that a suspension is an emulsion that is somewhat stable? Either way, it would be good to clarify the relationship between the two terms. ike9898 16:43, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

the following excerpt is a contradiction:

      "Unlike colloids, suspensions will eventually settle. An example of a suspension would be sand in water. The suspended particles are visible under a microscope and will settle over time if left undisturbed. This distinguishes a suspension from a colloid, in which the suspended particles are smaller and do not settle.[2] "

so do the particles in a suspension settle or not? FYI, they do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.158.135.194 (talk) 22:21, 3 May 2011 (UTC)


Emulsions are a term for a certain type of colloidal dispersion, a different type of mixture altogether. In looking through the articles on mixtures, it might be good to combine all of them in one, making this article obsolete, I will propose this on the mixture discussion page. Chemist1828 23:10, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

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Howto[edit]

Can someone please tell me how to reproduce the result shown in the image on this page? (blue water) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 114.134.1.6 (talk) 04:44, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Suspension vs. Emulsion[edit]

The article does not differ correct between suspension and emulsion (see Dispersion_(chemistry))! As mentioned, the disperse phase has to be solid! But coalescence (used in the picture) is used in case of droplets or bubbles forming larger droplets or bubbles!!! For solids flocculation or aggregation is used! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.30.98.131 (talk) 10:13, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Clarification unnecessary[edit]

"Clarification" is not necessary on the first sentence; it's basic English and there's an obvious link to get information about the term "sedimentation." This first sentence in the article is also well-referenced. The unnecessary editorial intrusion is distracting and I have removed it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.199.204.112 (talk) 09:07, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Why does "suspensoid" redirect here?[edit]

Not used or explained in article. 86.159.197.174 (talk) 18:05, 26 August 2014 (UTC)