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Offline AliceinWonderland

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Hi all,

Im writing up my lab report for paper chromatography with ink and photosynthetic pigment.

unfortunately, i used Acetone as the mobile phase instead of the Ethanol that i was supposed to use. my tutor told me not to worry and that my results would still turn out ok. which they did, they seemed quite similar to other peoples results even though i used acetone instead of Ethanol

would somebody be able to tell me why this did not effect my results much?-even though one is an alcohol and one is a ketone (i dont know much about these, i just know what group they belong to!) only i need to reflect on this in my lab report but i have been trying to research this and cant seem to find anything which relates to them both being used as a solvent. ???

i hope somebody can help me, thankyou very much  :)
« Last Edit: 18/10/2009 22:06:00 by chris »


 

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Re: Can acetone be substituted for ethanol in chromatography?
« Reply #1 on: 10/10/2009 21:28:14 »
Both acetone and ethanol are fairly good solvents.
 

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Re: Can acetone be substituted for ethanol in chromatography?
« Reply #2 on: 11/10/2009 15:25:03 »
Thankyou very much :-)
 

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