Students produce chromatograms of various vegetable extracts and standards. Using a flat bed scanner, they create a database of the results.
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BioFuels: The Chemistry and Economics of Alternative Fuels
Junior chemists manufacture biodiesel in the lab. In this exercise, they check the purity of the biodiesel using thin layer chromatography. They also calculate its density and heat of combustion. They are sure to rise to the challenge...
9th - 12th Science
New Review Aspirin—The Wonder of Medicine
What do aspirin and the willow tree have in common? Scholars of chemical synthesis engage in a fascinating reaction to make their own aspirin samples. The lab uses thin layer chromatography analysis, includes stoichiometric calculations,...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Thin Layer Chromatography To Identify amino Acids In Solution
Students will work in groups to design and conduct an experiment to identify amino acids found in an unknown solution. This lesson is taught in three sections: (1) Introduction to chromatography (2) Experimental design session (3)...
8th - 11th Science