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Melodious

  • one year ago

what is brownian motion? How is it related to colloids?

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  1. midhun.madhu1987
    • one year ago
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    Brownian motion is an important property of colloids. In colloids, the particles of the colloids are in completely random zig-zag motion. This zig-zag motion of the colloidal particles is called Brownian Motion.

  2. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    so how is that differentiating colloids from solutions and suspension? @midhun.madhu 1987

  3. dan815
    • one year ago
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    lol why is this in chem section

  4. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    colloids are related to chemistry, buddy

  5. dan815
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownian_motion

  6. Melodious
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    thanks @dan815

  7. dan815
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    can you gimme some details about colloids maybe i can help you link brownian moton to it

  8. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    colloids are heterogeneous mixtures

  9. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    the particle size varies from 1-100 nanometer

  10. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    i have doubt is the particle size between 1-100 nanometer or 1-1000 nanometer?

  11. dan815
    • one year ago
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    ok from what im reading it looks like a colloid continues to have particles dispersed evenly, not in a settleed state

  12. dan815
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    meaning there is some minimum average kinetic energy being maintained in the mixture

  13. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    so what makes it different from solutions and suspensions?

  14. dan815
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    this can be explained with brownian motion as therees a constant collisions occuring throughout and theres random motions of paricles taking all over the place, keeping the kinetic energies alive

  15. midhun.madhu1987
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    http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/solutions_suspensions_colloids.htm

  16. dan815
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    suspensions is more like dust

  17. dan815
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    or fog

  18. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    colloids have particle size between 1-1000 namometer

  19. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    am i right?

  20. dan815
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    its in a transiltion state, like dust clouds and fog will eventualy settle after the kinetic energy in the system settles down

  21. dan815
    • one year ago
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    ya and the moelecules in question are bigger

  22. Melodious
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    fog is actually colloids

  23. dan815
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    oh i thought suspension is a type of colloid lol

  24. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    no... suspension is different from colloids

  25. dan815
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    but Fog does settle eventually

  26. dan815
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    it eventually creeps down and disperses, but theres a change in state

  27. Melodious
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    colloid particles do not settle down

  28. dan815
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    oh i see A colloid is intermediate between a solution and a suspension

  29. dan815
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    i understand so this middle stage is what is called the colloid

  30. Melodious
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    i think that makes it different from solutions and suspensions

  31. dan815
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    fog eventually transitions into water droplets and thicker water vapor which will eventually fall into suspension and solution states

  32. Melodious
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    oh no

  33. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    how?????

  34. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    okay scratch all what you two have been discussing so far

  35. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    it pains me to see this continue LAUGHING OUT LOUD

  36. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    ok

  37. dan815
    • one year ago
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    okay explain pls nin

  38. dan815
    • one year ago
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    ive been bsing my way every since colloid hehe

  39. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    he is concerned with solutions

  40. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    me?

  41. dan815
    • one year ago
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    no he wants colloids

  42. Melodious
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    what?!!???

  43. dan815
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    Fog in the state it is, is a colloid so u can rest assured

  44. nincompoop
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    okay that needs rephrasing

  45. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    particle size varies from?

  46. dan815
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    its given in that post

  47. dan815
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    http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/solutions_suspensions_colloids.htm

  48. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    one medal for you @dan

  49. nincompoop
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    there are too many links being given

  50. dan815
    • one year ago
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    plz fan me too im a cute lady

  51. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    pls give me a medal also

  52. dan815
    • one year ago
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    if nin gave his medal properly we can all have a medal but nooo some ppl are too greedy

  53. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    hahaha..

  54. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    dan, let us create a program utilizing brownian motion and this colloid rubbish

  55. dan815
    • one year ago
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    u want a simulation ?

  56. nincompoop
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    random random random

  57. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    dont say colloids as a rubbish

  58. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    did you do this already? I know simulations of brownian

  59. nincompoop
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    everything is rubbish

  60. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    no

  61. nincompoop
    • one year ago
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    even rubbish is rubbish

  62. Melodious
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    then we could have changed the definition of matter and say: " Everything in this universe is rubbish" instead of "Everything in this universe is matter"

  63. nincompoop
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    actually what is cool about this question is that it reminds me of my stats

  64. Melodious
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    lol

  65. nincompoop
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    gotta love them stats

  66. dan815
    • one year ago
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    oh ya heres a fun question

  67. dan815
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    given volume V, and avg kinetic energy of K and particle of size P, and n particles, what is the probability of collision over time

  68. nincompoop
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    so this seemingly randomized are not random at all, but normalized LAUGHING OUT LOUD wow gotta love this statistics rubbishness

  69. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    that is too high for me dan

  70. nincompoop
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    it's similar to your question, melo

  71. nincompoop
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    in the end, the bell curve equals to 1

  72. dan815
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    quite an interesting question

  73. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    i am back guys

  74. Melodious
    • one year ago
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    i am going to close the question thank u people

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