What are the characteristics of a suspension?

1 Answer
Aug 3, 2016

A suspension is not a solution. There are no chemical bonds between the liquids and the solids in a suspension.


One experiment that can determine if a liquid solid combination is a suspension is to shine a light through the liquid. A solution will allow the light to pass through without interference. A suspension will cause the light to diffuse as it passes through.

An example of a suspension is milk. the fat molecules are physically suspended in the liquid but have no bonds to the liquid.
An example of solution is pepsi. The carbon dioxide will form weak bonds to the water.