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Carolina ChemKits®: Food Dye Chromatography

Item # 840644 Exclusive

Students gain practice with separation technique with this comprehensive, easy-to-use kit. First, students analyze 3 FD&C food dyes using paper chromatography and calculate their retardation factors. Then, they analyze the chromatograms of 3 drink mixes. Students will identify the FD&C dyes present in the drink mixes using retardation factors and visual inspection. This activity requires approximately 50 minutes to complete. Kit materials are sufficient for a class of 10 groups of students.

Price

$48.50

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Use separation science to identify dyes in common drink mixes

  • Run and analyze paper chromatograms of FD&C food dyes
  • Calculate retardation factors
  • Identify the food dyes in common drink mixes

Students gain practice with separation technique with this comprehensive, easy-to-use kit. First, students analyze 3 FD&C food dyes using paper chromatography and calculate their retardation factors. Then, they analyze the chromatograms of 3 drink mixes. Students will identify the FD&C dyes present in the drink mixes using retardation factors and visual inspection. This activity requires approximately 50 minutes to complete. Kit materials are sufficient for a class of 10 groups of students.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Product Families Featuring This Item:

 
Components Qty Included?
Red FD&C Food Dye, 30 mL 1 Included
Blue FD&C Food Dye, 30 mL 1 Included
Yellow FD&C Food Dye, 15 mL 1 Included
Grape Drink Mix 1 Included
Orange Drink Mix 1 Included
Strawberry Drink Mix 1 Included
Chromatography Paper 12 Included
Capillary Tube Vial 1 Included
Plastic Cups 10 Included
Plastic Lids 10 Included
Sodium Chloride, 20 g 1 Included
Container, 1,200 mL (or larger) 1 Included
Digital Resource Card 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Scissors 10 Needed, Not Included
Pencils 10 Needed, Not Included
Beakers or Small Cups, 50 mL 3 Needed, Not Included
Cylinder, 100 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Distilled or Deionized Water Needed, Not Included
Labeling Tape Needed, Not Included
Clear Tape Needed, Not Included

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