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Liquid Chromatography—AP* Chemistry Classic Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP9093

Price: $95.90

The Liquid Chromatography Classic Lab Kit for AP* Chemistry will provide insight into the chromatographic process. Students will separate dyes found in Kool-Aid® using chromatography methods that mimic methods used in research and industry.

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Classic AP Requirement #18—Separation by Chromatography

Separate different colored dyes found in grape Kool-Aid® using chromatography methods that mimic popular methods used in research and industry. Miniature liquid chromatography columns called Sep-Pak® C18 cartridges are used to separate the dyes and polar components of Kool-Aid.

Students will understand the chromatographic process and relate the polarity of molecules to the separation process.

Complete for 24 students working in groups of four.

Liquid Chromatography Inquiry Guidance and AP* Chemistry Curriculum Alignment Transition Guide available! Follow the link in Resources to find this valuable publication that lets you adapt this classic AP Chemistry experiment for guided-inquiry and correlate with the AP Chemistry curriculum framework.


Materials Included in Kit (for 24 students working in pairs): Kool-Aid® packet, isopropyl alcohol, reusable Sep-Pak® C18 cartridges, syringes.
Additional Materials Required (for each lab group): Beakers, graduated cylinders.

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