Gel Definition

Gelatin is an example of a gel.
Gelatin is an example of a gel. Gisela Francisco

Definition: A gel is a sol in which the solid particles are meshed such that a rigid or semi-rigid mixture results.

Examples: Fruit jelly is an example of a gel. Cooked and cooled gelatin is another example of a gel. The protein molecules of gelatin crosslink to form a soid mesh which contains pockets of liquid.

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