paper chromatography

noun

Definition of paper chromatography

: chromatography that uses paper strips or sheets as the adsorbent stationary phase through which a solution flows

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Recent Examples on the Web Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, vegetable oil and salt water are some examples of solvents used to perform paper chromatography tests for different substances. Science Buddies, Scientific American, "Chromatography: Be a Color Detective," 14 May 2015

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Paper chromatography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20chromatography. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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paper chromatography

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Medical Definition of paper chromatography

: chromatography that uses paper strips or sheets as the adsorbent stationary phase through which a solution flows and is used especially to separate amino acids — compare column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography

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