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Is jello a solid or a liquid?

XXhellokittenXX 2009/06/14 06:28:52
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  • ErinGoBragh87 2009/06/14 06:32:58
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    Actually it is neither. Jello is something that we call a colloidal suspension. The gelatin in Jello is made of long solid chains of protein molecules. When you mix the gelatin with hot water, these protein molecules break apart and become suspended in the water. However, the individual molecules remain solid. So this is not a solution. As the mixture cools, the protein molecules come back together to form long chains again. However, these chains go in random directions and form a lattice that traps the water molecule within its structure. So, what we have is a mixture of solid and liquid. When it's hot, then it is a solid suspended in a liquid. When it's cold, it's a liquid suspended in a solid. Thus it is classified as a colloidal suspension rather than as being either solid or liquid.

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  • Annie 2009/06/14 16:26:43
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    Annie
    solid dUH solid solid duh
  • nickells 2009/06/14 16:19:22
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    nickells
    HEY! I WAS GONNA ASK THAT U BUTT!
  • Debbie 2009/06/14 08:25:41
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    Debbie
    In the medical profession the intake of jello is added to the fluid intake of a patient.
  • blueknitter 2009/06/14 08:06:29
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  • Happy Cyndaquil 2009/06/14 07:27:51
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    Happy Cyndaquil
    its like rubber.... and a meat product! so my vegan friends don't eat it!
  • Your Face 2009/06/14 07:08:51
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    Your Face
    solid, when it's set, liquid when it hasn't set
  • diaverde08-AmericanKilljoy 2009/06/14 06:50:45
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    diaverde08-AmericanKilljoy
    It has a definite shape...kind of....
  • Anarcht 2009/06/14 06:34:08
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    Anarcht
    both solidus or gelatinous
  • ErinGoBragh87 2009/06/14 06:32:58
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    ErinGoBragh87
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    Actually it is neither. Jello is something that we call a colloidal suspension. The gelatin in Jello is made of long solid chains of protein molecules. When you mix the gelatin with hot water, these protein molecules break apart and become suspended in the water. However, the individual molecules remain solid. So this is not a solution. As the mixture cools, the protein molecules come back together to form long chains again. However, these chains go in random directions and form a lattice that traps the water molecule within its structure. So, what we have is a mixture of solid and liquid. When it's hot, then it is a solid suspended in a liquid. When it's cold, it's a liquid suspended in a solid. Thus it is classified as a colloidal suspension rather than as being either solid or liquid.
  • Bob-chi... ErinGoB... 2009/06/14 06:34:50
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    whoa eringobragh the jello king
  • ErinGoB... Bob-chi... 2009/06/14 06:36:08
    ErinGoBragh87
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    lol
    yea I'm the king of all useless facts also lol

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