The dispersed medium in the case of aerosol is a gas.
Dispersed phase and dispersed medium
The phase that is dispersed or present in colloidal particle shape is called the dispersed phase. The medium the colloidal particles are distributed in is called the medium of dispersion. Example: Starch represents the dispersed phase in a starch solution, while water is the dispersing medium.
- Two media that do not combine consist of a distributed medium. More precisely, it comprises one medium’s isolated elements scattered in a second continuous medium. Both media can be very distinct in essence. They may be a gas, a liquid or a solid in particular.