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    Ethyl Acetate as an Elution Solvent

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    Caffeine is soluble in ethyl acetate. Do you think that the purity of your product could be checked by TLC using ethyl acetate as an elution solvent? Explain.

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    Answer: YES

    Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) is a simple and inexpensive technique that is often used to judge the purity of a synthesized compound or to indicate the extent of progress of a chemical reaction. The TLC plate constitutes the stationary phase. The sheet is then placed in a chamber containing a small amount of solvent, ...

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    This solutions is provided in 241 words. It discusses the possibility of using thin-layer cromatography for testing the purity of synthesized compounds as well as how this technique works to separate compounds.