Particle size and scattering of light

1. Jan 4, 2015

gracy

particle size and scattering of light

why colloidal particles scatter light while particles of true solution do not?Colloidal particles are larger than particle of true solution right?So larger particle can scatter light while smaller can not,right?

Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
2. Jan 4, 2015

mathman

True solution particles are molecules, much smaller than the wavelength of visible light.