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(Chemistry) chem a sol with a liquid disperse phase


(ɪˈmʌl sɔɪd)

a sol having a liquid disperse phase.
e•mul•soi•dal (ɪ mʌlˈsɔɪd l, ˌi mʌl-) adj.
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Lyophilic colloids are thermodynamically stable and lyophobic colloids are thermodynamically unstable, which will be reflected in their settling behavior.
Lyophobic colloids are irreversible colloids or suspensoids, while lyophilic colloids are known as reversible colloids or emulsoids.
Lyophilic colloids are stabilized by solvation (hydration) and electric charge; so they are usually more stable than lypophobic colloids.