In what respects does a true solution differ from a colloidal solution?

The difference between a true solution and a colloidal solution is given below:
Property True Solution Colloidal Solution
Size of the particles < 1nm 1 – 100 nm
Nature Homogeneous solution Heterogeneous solution
Tyndall effect
True Solution does not show Tyndall effect. The colloidal solution shows the Tyndall effect.
Separation Cannot be done by filtration Separation of colloidal solution cannot be done by filtration. However, it is possible by the centrifugation process.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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