Surface and colloid chemistry principles impact many aspects of our daily lives, ranging from the cleaners and cosmetics we use to combustion engines and cement. Exploring the range of this field of study, Surface and Colloid Chemistry provides a detailed analysis of its principles and applications and demonstrates how they relate to natural phenom

Introduction to Surfaces and Colloids. Capillarity and Surface Forces (Liquids. Surfactants (Soaps and Detergents) and Physicochemical Properties. Spread Lipid Films on Liquid Surfaces (Langmuir-Blodgett Films). Solid Surfaces-Adsorption. Wetting, Adsorption, and Cleaning Processes. Colloidal Systems. Thin Liquid Films. Emulsions, Microemulsions, and Lyotropic Liquid Crystals. Diverse Applications of Surface and Colloid Chemistry in Science and Industry. References. Appendix A: Effect of Temperature and Pressure on Surface Tension of Liquids (Corresponding States Theory). Appendix B: Solubility of Organic Molecules in Water Using a Surface Tension-Cavity Model System. Appendix C: Gas Adsorption on Solid Surface-Theory. Appendix D: Common Fundamental Constants. Index.