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Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) Simulator

Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) Simulator

This interactive animation explores the effects of the polarity of the organic compounds and the polarity of the solvent mixture on a silica gel TLC analysis.  Two TLC chambers are provided so the user can select a different solvent combination for each, and run a side-by-side comparison. Available eluents include 100% hexane, 75:25 hexane:ethyl acetate, 50:50, 25:75 hexane:ethyl acetate, and 100% ethyl acetate.  To help achieve the student learning outcomes, a summary is provided at the end of each simulation and an accompanying worksheet has been developed to guide the activity. An accessible version is available with the click of a button.



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