Candy Chromatography Research Paper

1471 Words Jul 23rd, 2013 6 Pages
A. Background of study

Candy-coated sweets come in different colors and sometimes even vary in flavor in association with the colors. These colors provide a creative display for children to easily get attracted to the particular treat, leaving those tinted marks on their mouths and a happy, satisfied grin on their faces.

The reason for conducting the research is to know how the colors of our favorite candy-coated sugary rewards came to be and that method of knowing is what we call “Candy Crhomatography”. Chromatography by definition according to Webster’s dictionary means “ a method for separating the constituents of a solution (gas or liquid) by exploiting the different bonding properties of different molecules”. In
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There are terms brought about like the “capillary action” which pertains to the capillary property of water in reaction to the substance. There are also terms like “Retention factor value” meaning the distance run by a component spot, divided by the distance run by the solvent in thin layer chromatography. Also “hydrophilic”, meaning something that is easily absorbed in water. They should be interpreted well and understood as the concept and terms. III. Methodology
A. Design of Experiment and Experimental Values
The flow/design of the experiment starts with these materials:
A. Color-coated candies
B. Filter paper; enough to make thirty 2.5 cm x 8 cm strips.
C. Scissors
D. Ruler; metric
E. Pencil
F. Petri dish
G. 150 mL beaker
H. Disposable pipet
I. Wooden coffee stirrers or other similar wooden splints (4)
J. Measuring cup; 4 cup volume
K. 1/8th teaspoon (tsp) measuring spoon or 1/4th tsp measuring spoon
L. Salt
M. Water
N. 400 mL beaker
O. Mini binder clips (2)
P. Food coloring; red, green, and blue
Q. Lab notebook

2. The independent variable is thewater. The dependent variable is the candy. The controlled variable are the other materials used.

B. Samples Information 1. The samples were very clear in what they were portraying and was very easy to understand. I tried my best to follow the references and to make the experiment running as smooth as it seemed to be in the reference material.

2. The samples were gathered through the

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