A Solution is a mixture that is homogenous and is made up of one or more solutes dissolved in a solvent. The solvent is present in mixture in the largest amount when compare to the solute(s).
A Suspension is a heterogeneous mixture containing particles that undergo sedimentation from the solvent-like phase. This occur sometime after the particle introduction to solvent-like phase.
A Colloid is a heterogeneous mixture made up of a solvent and suspended particles. The particles because of their small size will not undergo sedimentation.
|Particle size||Less than 1 nm||Greater than 1000nm||1 to 1000nm|
|Light pass through solution/No Tyndall Effect||May or may not display Tyndall Effect||Display Tyndall Effect
|Effect Sedimentation||No Effect||Particles undergo sedimentation eventually||No Effect|