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Paper Chromatography MCQ with Answers

Paper Chromatography MCQ with answers can help students evaluate their knowledge of concepts in paper chromatography. Answers are also given to help you remember. Try our MCQ on paper chromatography to see if you can get all the answers right for the questions below.

Paper chromatography is a type of liquid chromatography based on partition or adsorption chromatography. 

MCQ on Paper Chromatography

1. Chromatography can be used to

  1. Form mixtures
  2. Change mixture compositions
  3. Separate mixtures into pure substances
  4. None of above

2. Chromatography is a term that refers to the

  1. Concentration of chromium in a substance
  2. Mass of chromium
  3. Testing of additives
  4. Testing of the alkalinity or acidity

3. The amino acid locating agent is

  1. Diazo reagent
  2. Ninhydrin spray
  3. Amphoteric oxides
  4. Neutral oxides

4. Paper Chromatography is a physical method that is used to separate

  1. Simple mixtures
  2. Complex mixtures
  3. Viscous mixtures
  4. Metals

5. What is the principle of the paper chromatography?

  1. Partition
  2. Adsorption
  3. A and B
  4. None of the above

6. Which of the following is used as a spraying reagent in paper chromatography? 

  1. Conc. HCl 
  2. NaCl solution 
  3. Ninhydrin solution 
  4. CuSO4 solution 

7. Which force is at work in Paper Chromatography?

  1. Hydrogen bonding
  2. London force
  3. Electric static force
  4. All of the above

8. In descending paper chromatography, which force is responsible for component separation?

  1. Partition
  2. Adsorption
  3. Gravity
  4. All of the above

9. In paper Chromatography, which of the following is not a development technique?

  1. Two dimensional
  2. Ascending
  3. Descending
  4. HPLC

10. Is it possible to use a mix of paper chromatography and electrophoresis?

  1. Partition chromatography
  2. Electrical mobility of the ionic species
  3. Both (a) and (b)
  4. None of these

11. Rf value is__________

  1. Distance travelled by the compound at it’s point of maximum.
  2. Distance travelled by the standard.
  3. Solvent travelled
  4. None of the above

12. In paper chromatography, what kind of filter paper is most commonly used?

  1. Butter paper
  2. Sample paper
  3. Whatman filter paper
  4. Filter paper

13. The pattern on the paper in Paper chromatography is called

  1. Chroming
  2. Chroma
  3. Chromatograph
  4. Chromatogram

14. Which paper chromatography mobile phase move horizontally?

  1. Ascending paper chromatography
  2. Descending paper chromatography
  3. Radial paper chromatography
  4. Ascending descending chromatography

15. Which factor is not affect in stationary phases in paper chromatography ?

  1. Thickness
  2. Flow rate
  3. Purity
  4. Freezing point

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