Properties of Emulsion

Properties of Emulsion

(i) Emulsions show all the characteristic properties of colloidal solution such as Brownian movement, Tyndall effect, electrophoresis etc.

(ii) These are coagulated by the addition of electrolytes containing polyvalent metal ions indicating the negative charge on the globules.

(iii) The size of the dispersed particles in emulsions in larger than those in the sols. It ranges from 1000 Å to 10,000 Å. However, the size is smaller than the particles in suspensioins.

(iv) Emulsions can be converted into two separate liquids by heating, centrifuging, freezing etc. This process is also known as demulsification.

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