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(English) Foams are colloidal systems. In the classification based on the state of aggregation of the two phases (gas and liquid), foams commonly belong to the first group: (1) gases dispersed in liquids (foams, gas emulsions); (2) liquids dispersed in gases (mists, fogs, liquid aerosols). Other categories include: (3) gases dispersed in solids (solid foams); (4) solids dispersed in gases (fumes, smokes, solid aerosols); (5) liquids dispersed in liquids (emulsion); (6) liquids dispersed in solids (some gels); (7) solids dispersed in liquids (suspensions, sols); (8) solids dispersed in solids.

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