Basics of Surface Chemistry

  • Masahiko AbeEmail author


This chapter deals with the basics of surface chemistry such as the difference between interface and surface, the relationship between interface and colloid, various types of colloid dispersions with gas-liquid interface, gas-solid interface, liquid-liquid interface, liquid-solid interface, and solid-solid interface, reactions at interfaces, and the difference between surfaces and internal areas. Fundamentals of surfactants (surface-active agents) based on their classification, solubility, Krafft point, cloud point, salting out, and salting in are discussed in brief.


Interface Surface Colloidal dispersion Surfactant Krafft point Cloud point 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for Science and TechnologyTokyo University of ScienceNodaJapan

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