Foundations of Colloid Science, Volume 1
Liquid suspension systems are the basic ingredients of paints, detergents, biological cells, and countless other systems of scientific and technological importance. This book presents the fundamental physical and chemical concepts necessary to the understanding of these systems and of colloid science in general. New ideas are introduced carefully and formulae are developed in full, with exercises to help the reader throughout. The frequent references to the many applications of colloid science will be especially helpful to beginning research scientists and people in industry, medicine and agriculture who often find their training in this area inadequate. Integrating developments from the time of colloid science's infancy 40 years ago to its present state as a rigorous discipline, this intelligently assembled work elucidates a remarkable range of concepts, techniques, and behaviors.
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CHARACTERIZATION OF COLLOIDAL
BEHAVIOUR OF COLLOIDAL DISPERSIONS
PARTICLE SIZE AND SHAPE
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adsorbed adsorption applied approach approximation assumed attraction average becomes behaviour bulk calculated called Chapter charge chemical coagulation colloidal compared components concentration constant contribution corresponding curve density depends derived described determined diffuse dipole discussion dispersion distance distribution double layer effect electric electrolyte electron equal equation equilibrium Establish estimate Exercise experimental expression field flocculation flow fluid follows force formula free energy function given gives groups important increase integral interaction interface ions liquid material measured method micelle molecules motion negative Note observed obtained occurs particles phase plates polymer positive possible potential presence pressure problem procedure quantity radius range referred region relation relative repulsion result separation shear shown solid solution solvent stabilization steric stress surface surface charge surface tension suspension Table temperature term theory unit usually volume zero