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chromatography experiment


Science: Chemistry: Separating Mixtures
Age 7 to 13

Exploration rather than explanation. Have fun while learning science.

Coloured chemicals can be separated using a technique called chromatography. This is a chance to mix science and art!

This experiment uses paper chromatography to separate the different coloured dyes in felt tip inks.

Chromatography is also widely used in areas like forensics and developing new vaccines.

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