|Address||Flinn Scientific Canada, Inc.
175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1
Reproduce beautiful, multicolour art patterns using paper chromatography! Various colour pigments that make up black inks can be separated using radial chromatography. The inks are spotted onto a filter-paper circle containing a paper “wick” in the center, and the wick is placed into a cup of water. As water seeps outward through the paper, the different colour pigments in the ink mixtures separate out in a circular or radial pattern, producing a brilliant, multicolour artistic effect. The challenge is to duplicate the pattern—to decide which pens were used and how they were applied to the paper.