What is Chromatography?
Chromatography is a technique for separating mixtures into their components in order to analyze, identify, purify, and/or quantify the mixture or components.
Uses for Chromatography
Chromatography is used by scientists to:
Analyze – examine a mixture, its components, and their relations to one another
Identify – determine the identity of a mixture or components based on known components
Purify – separate components in order to isolate one of interest for further study
Quantify – determine the amount of the a mixture and/or the components present in the sample