NEET Chemistry Surface Chemistry Questions Solved


Define the following terms:

(i) Sorption

(ii) Tyndall effect

(iii) Electrophoresis

(i) Sorption: It is a physical and chemical process by which one substance

becomes attached to another.

or, In order to distinguish between adsorption and absorption a common term sorption is used.

(ii) Tyndall Effect: When a beam of light is passed through a colloidal solution and viewed

perpendicular to the path of the incident light, the path of light becomes

visible as a bright streak. The illuminated path is called Tyndall effect.

(iii) Electrophoresis: When electric current is passed through a colloidal solution, the positively 

charged particles move towards cathode while negatively charged particles 

move towards anode where they lose their charge and get coagulated.

The phenomenon is known as Electrophoresis.

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