Difference between Suspension and Emulsion

What is the difference between suspension and emulsion?

Here are some differences between suspension and emulsion shown in the table:

Type of mixture
It’s a heterogeneous mixture with large dispersed particles that settle on stationary surfaces.It is a heterogeneous mixture of two immiscible (Liquid that will not mix together) liquids. It is a type of colloids and dispersed particle that don’t settle down on standing
Particle size
Size of Suspended particles: More than 1000 nm. They could be seen with the naked eye.Size of Dispersed particles:  1 to 1000 nm. Particles of emulsion could not be seen with the naked eye.
Dispersed phase and the Dispersion medium
Solid particles can be dispersed in a solid, gaseous, or liquid media.Both the dispersed phase and the dispersion medium are liquid phase.
Separation of components
Filtration can be used to separate them.Filtration cannot separate them.
Scattering of light
May scatter light or opaqueDemonstrations Tyndall effect
Suspending agents are required for the stabilityEmulsifying agents are required for the stability
1. Sand in water, flour in water1. Milk, vanishing cream, butter
2. Combiflam suspension (buprofen and acetaminophen/paracetamol)- (ANALGESIC/ANTIPYRETIC)  2. Cremaffin Plus Refreshing Flavour Sugar Free Emulsion (A LAXATIVE drug combination)

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