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ERIC Number: EJ826561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Colorful Column Chromatography: A Classroom Demonstration of a Three-Component Separation
Heumann, Lars V.
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n4 p524-526 Apr 2008
A classroom demonstration detailing the procedure for the separation of a ternary mixture consisting of intensely colored compounds using silica gel column chromatography is described. The audience can follow the compounds during their passage through the column as individual, colored bands while learning about different tools and techniques used in conjunction with column chromatography. Detailed instructions for column preparation and the elution and collection process are provided and permit the easy replication of this demonstration. (Contains 2 notes and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A