What is Chromatography?

Paper due tomorrow and not a clue what this is....

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  • 1 decade ago
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    analytic technique to discover chemical components: a method of finding out which components a gaseous or liquid mixture contains that involves passing it through or over something that absorbs the different components at different rates

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  • nixity
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    1 decade ago

    What KIND of chromatography? The simple explanation is that "it involves passing a mixture dissolved in a "mobile phase" through a stationary phase, which separates the analyte to be measured from other molecules in the mixture and allows it to be isolated."

    If you want to get specific information on specific TYPES of chromatography go here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatogra...

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is the laboratory techniques for the separation of mixtures. It involves passing a mixture dissolved in a "mobile phase" through a stationary phase, which separates the analyte to be measured from other molecules in the mixture and allows it to be isolated.

    Source(s): wikipedia.com
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  • Any of various techniques for the separation of complex mixtures that rely on the differential affinities of substances for a gas or liquid mobile medium and for a stationary adsorbing medium through which they pass, such as paper,gelatin, or magnesia.

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  • Penny
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    1 decade ago

    It's a laboratory analysis of the elements in a substance like water or dirt. Most science and crime labs have gas chromatographs to identify trace substances found in a sample. When I took a course in environmental technician studies it was one of the key lab instruments we had to learn how to use so that we could figure out when lake water was polluted with other chemical substances.

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  • 4 years ago

    Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) is similar to Paper except rather than using a stationery phase of paper it uses a thin layer of adsorbent (silica gel or cellulose) on a flat, unreactive substrate. It is therefore better as it runs faster and has clearer separations

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go to Wikipedia and find out then. It is the analysis of chemicals by the speed at which they can move in a gas or liquid.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The techniques of determining the compounds of a solution.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All I know is that "chromo" is a prefix for color.

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  • 1 decade ago

    look it up on the internet

    Source(s): my head
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