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Paper chromatography

Definition
noun
A simple technique of separating constituents in a sample solution using a chromatography paper, which is the stationary phase
Supplement
This form of chromatography is one of the first methods of separating compounds. Both paper and thin layer chromatography are examples of planar chromatography. However, compared with thin layer chromatography that works in similar way, paper chromatography is less sensitive and slower.
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