Separating Ink Using Paper Chromatography – Practical


Practical experiment to accompany the lesson Separation of Mixtures.

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separating ink using paper chromatography practical laboratory experiment


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Practical laboratory experiment using paper chromatography to separate ink from water-soluble marker pens.

  • Students will develop skills in:
  • Paper chromatography.
  • Practical observation.
  • Students will learn:
  • How most marker pens contain ink that is a mixture of colour pigments.
  • How inks can be separated by paper chromatography.
  • Full prac report format, including discussion questions.
  • Includes detailed teacher notes and answers.
  • Aligned to the Australian Year 7 Science curriculum.
  • 4 pages.


This resource is also included in the Year 7 Chemistry PDF Workbook.


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