Dispersion (chemical)

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A system in which fine particles are uniformly distributed throughout a bulk medium. Examples of dispersions are foam (gas in a liquid), fog (liquid in a gas) and latex paint (solid in a liquid). For some systems, a dispersant may be added to help maintain the separation of particles.

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998