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Cosmo Chemicals

Chapter 12 chemistry

Solution A physical mixture of two or more substances.
Solute The substance that is dissolved in a solution.
Solvent The substance that dissolves the solute and makes a solution.
Miscible Liquids that are mutually soluble, meaning that they can be mixed together to form stable solutions.
Immiscible Liquids that are not capable of being mixed together to form stable solutions.
Suspension Unstable physical mixtures of undissolved particles in a liquid.
Emulsion An unstable physical mixture of two or more immiscible substances (substances that normally will not stay blended) plus a special ingredient called an emulsifier.
Surfactant/emulsifier A contraction of surface active agents; substances that allow oil and water to mix, or emulsify.
Oil-in-water emulsion Abbreviated O/W emulsion; oil droplets emulsified in water.
Water-in-oil emulsion Abbreviated W/O emulsion; water droplets emulsified in oil.
Volatile alcohols Alcohols that evaporate easily.
Alkanolamines Alkaline substances used to neutralize acids or raise the pH of many hair products.
Ammonia Colorless gas with a pungent odor that is composed of hydrogen and nitrogen.
Created by: Hollymichelle