Sol Definition in Chemistry

What Is a Sol?

A gel is a type of sol, which is in turn an example of a colloid.
A gel is a type of sol, which is in turn an example of a colloid. Image Source, Getty Images

Sol Definition: A sol is a type of colloid in which solid particles are suspended in a liquid.

Sol Examples: protoplasm, gel, starch in water

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Sol Definition in Chemistry." ThoughtCo, Feb. 16, 2016, thoughtco.com/definition-of-sol-in-chemistry-605920. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2016, February 16). Sol Definition in Chemistry. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-sol-in-chemistry-605920 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Sol Definition in Chemistry." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-sol-in-chemistry-605920 (accessed November 23, 2017).