Held in true solution, instead of actually dissolving, the "aqueous metallic silver" particles remain suspended in the liquid. They can remain in suspension almost indefinitely, animated by what is called the Brownian Movement. The colloidal particles have phenomenal mobility and velocity. They can move many thousands of diameters in a fraction of a second. Their stability depends on the size of the particles, the medium used and the process of manufacturing. The number of particles varies according to their size, so that if the size of a particle is reduced by one half, its number is multiplied by eight. The smaller the size of the particles, the more active they are and the longer they stay in solution.
The addition of a stabilizer to the solution inhibits this energy. In addition, sunlight, cold temperature, magnetic fields, and time can cause the Colloidal Silver to lose its charge and fall out of solution. This "falling out" or "plating out" shows that the electrical charge, although long lasting, is not permanent. Falling out occurs when the metallic silver particles either attach themselves to the sides of the container or settle on the bottom of the container. The problem with this is that it renders the solution less potent, or worse, inert.