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Particle size and scattering of light

  1. Jan 4, 2015 #1
    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
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  3. Jan 4, 2015 #2


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