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12.99H: Colloids - Conceptual (12.6.3)

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    How would you separate the components of an emulsion of fat dispersed in an aqueous solution of sodium chloride?

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    How would you separate the components of an emulsion of fat dispersed in an aqueous solution of sodium chloride?

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    There are four main ways to separate an emulsion from a solution: creaming/sedimentation, flocculation, coalescence, and Ostwald ripening. The most simple might be with gravity however, by using a centrifuge to spin the solution at high speeds and separate out the emulsion. 

    Solution

    There are four main ways to separate an emulsion from a solution: creaming/sedimentation, flocculation, coalescence, and Ostwald ripening. The most simple might be with gravity however, by using a centrifuge to spin the solution at high speeds and separate out the emulsion. 

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