# What is a suspension in chemistry?

Jul 7, 2018

A $\text{suspension}$ is an inhomogeneous mixture of a solvent and FINE particles.

#### Explanation:

or to quote wiki...

$\text{a mixture in which particles are dispersed throughout the bulk}$ $\text{of a fluid.}$

….and a course a fluid could be either a liquid or a gas.

Most of the time, chemists try to avoid suspensions, given that the SMALL particle size, makes the suspension hard to separate, and the particles occlude a lot of solvent molecules.