Bears, Beets, Paper Chromatography | AIChE

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Bears, Beets, Paper Chromatography

This activity will introduce 9th-12th grade students to liquid chromatography and the mass transfer principles behind it. Featuring a murder mystery theme from "The Office", students will put on their detective hats to determine who left the ransom note. By performing chromatography in various ink samples from around the office, the students will try to match the correct marker to the culprit who left the ransom note and save Angela.

Module details
TopicsMass Transfer, Paper Chromatography
Approx. time requirement15 minutes
AIChE community affiliationUniversity of Michigan - Graduate Student Members
Approx. # of volunteers2-3
Recommended audience size5-8 students at a time