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In the Separation of a Dye Mixture Using Chromatography Inquiry Lab Solution for AP® Chemistry, students examine factors affecting the separation of dyes by using paper chromatography to find a solvent with maximum resolution of a mixture of dyes.

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Big Idea 2, Investigation 5, Primary Learning Objective 2.10

The entire palette of artificial food colors is derived from just seven dyes certified by the FDA for use in food, drugs and cosmetics. How can these FD&C dyes be identified in a mixture? How do the molecular structures of the dye molecules influence their properties, relative solubility or affinity for different solvents? The purpose of this advanced-inquiry lab is to investigate the factors that influence the separation of food dyes using paper chromatography.

Students begin by comparing the separation or resolution of three FD&C dyes using two solvents. Then students design an experiment to identify a solvent that will give maximum resolution of a mixture of dyes. 

Complete for 24 students working in pairs.

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Materials Included in Kit: 
FD&C food dye, blue 1, 2 g
FD&C food dye, blue 2, 2 g
FD&C food dye, green 3, 1 g
FD&C food dye, red 3, 2 g
FD&C food dye, red 40, 2 g
FD&C food dye, yellow 5, 2 g
FD&C food dye, yellow 6, 2 g
Isopropyl alcohol, 70%, 250 mL
Sodium chloride solution, 20%, 500 mL
Chromatography paper strips, 6" x ¾", pkg/200
Toothpicks, wood, box/250

Additional Materials Required (for each lab group): Distilled or deionized water, beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks, graduated cylinders, wash bottle, watch glasses.

Additional Materials Required (for Pre-Lab Preparation): 0.01-g balance, spatulas, stirring rods, volumetric flask.