What is chromatography ? State its two applications.
Chromatography is a technique used for separating two or more dissolved solids, which are present in the solution in small quantities.
Separation is based on the fact that two or more substances are soluble in the solvent but their solubility is different.
This technique has various important applications:
- To separate dyes present in black ink
- It is used in forensic science to detect and identify the trace amounts of poison present in the stomach.