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Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded, 3rd Edition by Raj Rajagopalan, Paul C. Hiemenz

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13

Electrostatic and Polymer-Induced Colloid Stability

You, who are blessed with shade as well as light, you who are gifted with two eyes, endowed with a knowledge of perspective, and charmed with the enjoyment of various colours, you, who can actually see an angle, and contemplate the complete circumference of a Circle in the happy region of Three Dimensions–how shall I make clear to you the extreme difficulty which we in Flatland experience in recognizing one another’s configuration?

From Abbott’s Flatland

13.1  INTRODUCTION

13.1a  What Is Colloid Stability?

The term colloid stability stands for the ability of a dispersion to resist coagulation. The stability of dispersions may be either kinetic or thermodynamic and has been traditionally the ...

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