What are the advantages of tlc over paper chromatography?



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TLC tends to produce more useful chromatograms than paper chromatography, which show greater separation of the components in the mixture - and are therefore easier to analyse. The distance a sample travels can depend on the size or the polarity of the molecules involved.


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— The cellulose paper support in paper chromatography is flexible whereas the adsorbent in TLC is coated onto a rigid metal, glass or plastic plate.



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