Asked in ChemistryElements and CompoundsCompound Words
Elements and Compounds
Is paper a compound?
January 08, 2020 3:09PM
There is no chemical symbol for paper since it is not an element but rather a mixture of several different compounds. Thus, paper is made mostly out of organic compounds,i.e., carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Paper also contains non-organic materials to improve its properties.
Asked in Chemistry, Elements and Compounds
Is paper a compound element or a heterogeneous mixture?
Asked in Chromatography
What is the principle behind paper chromatography?
Paper chromatography operate base on difference of compound diffusion in medium. Paper chromatography consist of paper as stationary phase, the carrier which could be water or alcohol. The carrier carry the compound through paper and since different compound do interact differently with the paper and had different diffusion in the liquid carrier medium so it was carry at different speed. Result is the mixture separated to different colour of compound.
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