The difference between a solution and a
suspension is in the particle sizes
A solution is a mixture of ions or
molecules (very, very small). Solutions are
transparent, meaning that you can see through
them. A suspension has bigger particle
sizes and so it may look cloudy or murky.
Here is a test you can do at home to see
whether something is a solution or a suspension.
After you make your mixture, let the container sit
for a few days. If any of the particles settle
to the bottom of the container, it is a
suspension (a good example of a suspension to
try is mud and water). If none of the particles
settle to the bottom, it is a solution (a good
example of a solution to try is salt and water).
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