Properties Of Suspensions Of Matter Around Us

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What are the properties of suspensions? 

Answer: Following are the properties or important features of  suspensions: 

1. Heterogeneous nature: Suspension is a cloudy heterogeneous mixture. 

2. Particle Size: solute particles are of size of order 10-5 m ( larger than 100 nano-m) 

3. Visibility: The particles can be seen with unaided eye or under simple microscope. Particles scatter a beam of light passing through it so path is visible. 

4. Sedimentation: The larger particles have tendency to settle down while the very fine particles remain suspended in the medium. 

5. Separation by filtration: Larger particles of suspension can be filtered out from fluid medium.

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