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What is a gel, and what is a sol (as in aerosol, hydrosol,etc.)?

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    Gel is a semisolid mixture of small particles of a solid in a liquid colloid.

    SOL is a liquid colloidal solution (e.g:Hydrosol is a colloidal solution in which the particles are suspended in water.

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    thx! but what is the difference between them? are they both particles suspended in a ...?

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    umm its like Sol is just a colloidal solution or a type of colloid, (of any liquid, solid or gas)any substance.
    And in Hydrosol is a colloidal solution in which the particles are suspended by the water...
    like aerosol is suspension of solid or liquid particles in a gaseous medium.

    hope u get it !

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