Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Richard M. Pashley and
  2. Marilyn E. Karaman

Published Online: 1 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470014709.ch1

Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry

How to Cite

Pashley, R. M. and Karaman, M. E. (2004) Introduction, in Applied Colloid and Surface Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470014709.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, The National University of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470868829

Online ISBN: 9780470014707



  • colloidal solutions or dispersions;
  • van der Waals force (vdW);
  • colloidal stability;
  • colloids and surfaces;
  • colloid and surface chemistry;
  • surface treatments;
  • wetting behaviour


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to the nature of colloidal solutions

  • The forces involved in colloidal stability

  • Types of colloidal systems

  • The link between colloids and surfaces

  • Wetting properties and their industrial importance

  • Recommended resource books

  • Appendices