Colloids solid or liquid?

  1. Mar 15, 2004 #1
    are they solid/ liquid?
    bulk modulus or shear modulus to be used?
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2004 #2
    I don't know. What?
     
  4. Mar 24, 2004 #3
    hmmm they are not a solid or a liquid. It's a classification of a mixture, not the state of the substance. Thus, a collid is mostly comprised of a liquid, while it has solid particle actually dispersed in it, no in the liquid form.

    Now with moduls to use...that's a pure physics question and not certain. I would imagine it would be bulk, with some minor corrections.

    pete

    (you know that most water in the ocean and our rivers are colloids)
     
  5. Apr 3, 2004 #4
    A colloid is a mixture of a gas with a solid or liquid dispersed in it. (FOG) Also a liquid with solid dispersed. If you can shine a beam of light through it and see the beam it is a colloid.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2004 #5

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  7. Apr 4, 2004 #6

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    Are they? Colloids don't sediment. It is supposed to be a stable mixture of substances in different phases.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2006 #7
    Whats the scientific term for colloids?
     
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