Dictionary > Paper chromatography

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.
Compare:


You will also like...

Pink Lotus plant on a pond
Freshwater Lentic Communities & Animals

This tutorial looks at some of the communities in freshwater lentic habitats. For instance, symbiosis occurs in a commun..

Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung
Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung

In this tutorial, the works of Carl Gustav Jung and Sigmund Freud are described. Both of them actively pursued the way h..

Human Nervous System
The Human Nervous System

The nervous system is essentially a biological information highway. This tutorial gives an overview of the nervous syste..

Electromagnetic spectrum of a brain
Sleep and Dreams – Neurology

While learning and intelligence are associated with the functions of a conscious mind, sleep and dreams are activities o..

Circulation
Circulation

The circulatory system is key to the transport of vital biomolecules and nutrients throughout the body. Learn about the ..

green leaf - close up view
Leaves

Leaves are the major photosynthetic organ of a plant. Apart from that, they are also crucial to water movement. In this ..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics