Colloid Definition - Chemistry Glossary

Smoke is an example of a colloid.
Smoke is an example of a colloid. Anne Helmenstine

Colloid Definition: A type of homogeneous mixture in which the dispersed particles do not settle out.

Examples: butter, milk, smoke, fog, ink, paint

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Colloid Definition - Chemistry Glossary." ThoughtCo, Mar. 7, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-colloid-chemistry-glossary-605840. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, March 7). Colloid Definition - Chemistry Glossary. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-colloid-chemistry-glossary-605840 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Colloid Definition - Chemistry Glossary." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-colloid-chemistry-glossary-605840 (accessed November 22, 2017).