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05.05 Mixtures and Solutions: Lab Report: Outline

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 The title of the lab should be at the top of the lab report.

Background Information and Research

  1. Give a simple explanation, in your own words, of what paper chromatography is and what it is used for.
  2. Give at least three real-world uses for paper chromatography used in the fields of chemistry and biology.
  3. Be sure to include references for any research conducted for this section.


In one or two complete sentences, state the purpose of this laboratory investigation.


List all of the materials used in this lab.


Include a step-by-step procedure for what you did in the lab, written in your own words.

Data and Observations

Discussion and Conclusion:

The first part of this section discusses the observations and results of the lab as well as any mistakes that may have been made (or what measures were taken to try to avoid mistakes) and what improvements, if any, you can think of for the procedure for the next time the lab will be conducted.

The discussion section of this lab should also include discussions on the following:

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