Emulsions and Emulsifiers



Oil and water do no mix. When shaken, beaten or stirred, tiny droplets form that are slow to separate. This mixture is an emulsion.

Emulsions are opaque and thicker than water and oil - this improves their texture and ability to stick to solids.

Examples of emulsions are:

  • Milk and cream
  • Ice cream
  • Water-based paints
  • Cosmetic creams


Emulsifiers are substances that…


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