Liquid Chromatography

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A hands-on experiment applies chromatography to separate both the colors and components of grape-flavored Kool-Aid. Performing two separate activities, learners first use chromatography to divide the colors. The second activity results in a separation of the flavoring and citric acid.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners research practical applications of chromatography in industry
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and preparation time
  • Review lab safety precautions
Pros

  • Provides specific instructions for preparing lab materials
  • Includes a lab procedure document as well as questions for reflection
Cons