Suspension (Chemistry)

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In chemistry, a suspension is a mixture of a solid and a liquid where the solid is dispersed in the liquid but remains a solid and will eventually settle out. This is in contrast to a solution, where the particles are dissolved in the liquid and will remain indefinitely. For example, fine sand particles in water is a suspension- given enough time, the sand will settle out of the water, whereas salt water is not a suspension- the salt will stay in solution forever.

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