lyophilic


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lyophilic

[¦lī·ə¦fil·ik]
(chemistry)
Referring to a substance which will readily go into colloidal suspension in a liquid.
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A gel is a semi-rigid mass of a lyophilic sol in which all the dispersion medium has penetrated into the sol particles.
Lyophilic colloids are stabilized by solvation (hydration) and electric charge; so they are usually more stable than lypophobic colloids.
The moving boundary technique showed that the proteins are not ill-defined lyophilic colloids but well-defined substances.