Museum of Science and Industry

Analyze Candy Using Chromatography

Step 1 of 9: Materials

Key Terms Defined

A method for analyzing complex mixtures by separating them into the chemicals from which they are made.

Here's the Materials You'll Need:

At least two kinds of candy-coated sweets (like M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles) in the same color(brown works best)
Coffee filters cut into 1” x 3” strips
Small glasses

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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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