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Carolina ChemKits®: Thin Layer Chromatography of Amino Acids Value Kit

Item # 840641 Exclusive

Separate and analyze amino acids using thin layer chromatography with this guided-inquiry kit. Students study 3 amino acids, then identify the components of an unknown mixture of amino acids using observations of the chromatograms and Rf factors. Kit includes materials to perform the activity 4 times with 10 groups of students.

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$236.25

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Use thin layer chromatography to separate and identify amino acids

  • Study the thin layer chromatograms of 3 amino acids
  • Calculate the retardation factor for each amino acid
  • Separate and identify an unknown mixture of amino acids

Students practice their thin layer chromatography technique on 3 known amino acid samples, reinforcing theory and technique. They calculate the retardation factor for each amino acid and make conclusions about the structure and properties of each amino acid based on its Rf value. Students then separate an unknown mixture of amino acids and use their previous data and observations to identify the amino acids present in the sample. Kit includes materials to perform the activity 4 times with 10 groups of students.

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Components Qty Included?
0.1% Ninhydrin, 10 mL 2 Included
2-Propanol, 100%, 30 mL 2 Included
3 M Hydrochloric Acid, 30 mL 1 Included
Glacial Acetic Acid, 15 mL 2 Included
1:1 Butanol/Acetone, 30 mL 4 Included
Mini Spoon 3 Included
Forceps 10 Included
Amino Acid Set 1 Included
Pipets 5 Included
Thin Layer Chromatography Plates 42 Included
Capillary Tube Vial 2 Included
Chromatography Chambers with Lids 12 Included
Digital Resource Card 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Pencils 10 Needed, Not Included
Metric Rulers 10 Needed, Not Included
Flasks, 50 mL 4 Needed, Not Included
Flasks, 100 mL 1 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinder, 100 mL (or smaller) 1 Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Disposable Gloves Needed, Not Included
Fume Hood Needed, Not Included
Lab Oven or Hair Dryer (optional) Needed, Not Included

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