paper chromatography

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paper chromatography

[′pā·pər ‚krō·mə′täg·rə·fē]
(analytical chemistry)
Procedure for analysis of complex chemical mixtures by the progressive absorption of the components of the unknown sample (in a solvent) on a special grade of paper.
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