What are some examples of a suspension?

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May 28, 2017

Examples of a suspension include the following:
Whole milk, peanut butter, some salad dressings, hot chocolate, oil paint, muddy river water.


A suspension consists of two or more substances that will mix together, but do not dissolve into each other to form new particles or compounds. The components of a suspension will either separate if left on their own after time, or be separated by mechanical means.

Whole milk will separate into milk and cream after time. Homogenized milk you can buy will stay together much longer because it has become an emulsion. The peanut oil in peanut butter will separate out unless it is well homogenized.

The chocolate particles in hot chocolate and the soil particles in muddy water will settle to the bottom of the liquid after time.

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