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A lab was conducted in my class that involved the separation of plant pigments from spinich mush that was painted onto a piece of chromotography paper. The chromotography paper was dipped in an acetone and petro-ether solvent. They separated and carotene, chlorophyll a&b and xanthophyll were found to separate. Why do some climb the paper better than other- >why are some more soluble than others. Is is their mass, chemical make- up?
Re: Why are some plant pigments are more soluble than others in a solvent?
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