Home Connections: Demystifying Mixtures

by: Kathleen Damonte

The subject of chemistry makes most people think of an elaborate laboratory, but investigating chemistry concepts does not require expensive equipment or chemicals. You can perform some of the same tests scientists do using materials in your home. One topic chemists study is mixtures and the substances that make them up. In this activity you will use a process called chromatography to find out what makes up a mixture you use often: black ink.

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Elementary School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2003Volume 041Issue 02

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