Q. 2 D4.6( 21 Votes )

Answer the following questions.

Define:

a. Tyndall effect

b. Brownian movement.

Answer :

a. The phenomenon of scattering of a beam of light by the colloids is called Tyndall effect. Tyndall effect is observed when sunlight passes through the canopy of a dense forest.


b. The random zig-zag motion of colloidal particles suspended in a liquid or gas medium is called Brownian movement or Brownian motion. This random motion is caused due to the collision of the colloidal particles with the particles of the medium.


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