What is Chromatography? - Definition, Types & Uses


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Who invented chromatography?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about chromatography?

2. What does it mean to say an analyte has a distribution ratio in a chromatographic system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of chromatography. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what size exclusion chromatography is used for as well as knowing the characteristics of chromatography.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The purpose of exclusion chromatography
  • Characteristics of chromatography
  • How to apply the concept of a distribution ratio
  • The relationship between flame ionization detectors and preparative chromatography
  • Where chromatography was invented

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about distribution ratios
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chromatography lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding different types of chromatography and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You should also read the corresponding lesson called What is Chromatography - Definition, Types & Uses. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn what chromatography is
  • Understand what all chromatography techniques depend upon
  • Identify how each analyte on a system will have a particular distribution ratio
  • Appreciate the uses of a detector
  • Know the five main types of chromatography and their characteristics