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Carolina ChemKits®: Introduction to Paper Chromatography Value Kit

Item # 840643 Exclusive

Introduce students to separation science with this easy-to-use kit. Students separate the components of 2 types of mixtures, calculate retardation factors, and make connections between separation techniques and solving real-world problems. Value Kit materials are sufficient for 4 classes of 10 student groups each.



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A great introduction to separation science!

  • Learn how paper chromatography can separate a mixture
  • Separate universal indicator and wet erase markers with paper chromatography
  • Calculate and interpret retardation factors

In this introductory kit, students are introduced to paper chromatography as a means for separating a mixture. They separate the components of a universal pH indicator to gain practice in chromatography technique. Then students separate the components of wet-erase markers and calculate the retardation factors. They use this data to understand how chromatography could be used to identify unknown components of a mixture. This activity requires approximately 70 min of classroom time, which easily can be divided between 2 class periods. Value Kit materials are sufficient for 4 classes of 10 student groups each.

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  • Corrosive - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material. Your order will incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
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Product Families Featuring This Item:

Components Qty Included?
Wet-Erase Markers 4 Included
Chromatography Paper 48 Included
Chromatography Chamber with Lid 10 Included
Bogen Universal pH Indicator, 15 mL 2 Included
0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide, 75 mL 1 Included
Sodium Chloride, 20 g 1 Included
Straight Pins 10 Included
Test Tubes 10 Included
Micro Tip Pipets 40 Included
Graduated Pipets 5 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
Test Tube Racks 10 Needed, Not Included
Metric Rulers 10 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Container, 1,200 mL (or larger) 1 Needed, Not Included
Balance 1 Needed, Not Included
Labeling Marker Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Distilled or Deionized Water Needed, Not Included
Drying Oven (optional) Needed, Not Included

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