IS1502 Distance Learning: Paper Chromatography
Chromatography is the oldest documented technique to separate chemical substances. In this activity, students will perform paper chromatography on three individual dyes, along with a mixture of dyes, to determine the composition of the mixture. Students will understand not only the components of a chromatography system, but also why different substances separate and move at different rates within the system. An Instruction Manual and enough materials for 2 groups are included.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-3
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
1 Chromatography Dye Set containing:
0.5mL Crystal Violet
0.5mL Safranin O
0.5mL Toluidine Blue
0.5mL Chromatography Mixture
30mL 50% Ethanol
2 Chromatography Sheets
4 Capillary Tubes
2 Plastic Cups, 10oz
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only
*”Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Crystal Violet and Methanol/Methyl isobutyl ketone, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.