How are sol, solution and suspension differ from each other ?

Q.:- How are sol, solution and suspension differ from each other ?

 

Answer:-

Property

Sol

Solution

Suspension

1. Nature Heterogeneous Homogeneous Heterogeneous
2.  Particle size (diameter)

 

Between 10-7 to 10-5 cm (10-9 to 10-7 m or 1 nm to 100 nm) Less than 1 nm (less than 10-9 to 10-7m) More than 100 nm
3. Appearance Generally clear Clear Opaque
4.   Visibility Visible with ultra microscope Not visible Visible with naked eye
5.  Diffusion Diffuses very slowly Diffuses rapidly Does not diffuse
6.  Tyndall effect Show Do not show May show
7.   Settling of particles Settle only on centrifugation Do not settle Settle of their own
8. Brownian movement Shows May or may not show May show