Date of Award

6-1956

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

In paper electrophoresis, taking the idealized case, a charged particle, i.e. a particle which has an excess or deficiency of electrons, resulting in a net electrostatic charge is placed on a strip of moistened filter paper. The moistening is usually done by a buffer solution which serves two purposes: 1. It provides a liquid phase within the structure of the paper through which the particle can travel. 2. It keeps a constant pH throughout the run. After experimenting with several types of apparatus the author decided that a new type of apparatus was needed and could be designed which would eliminate many of the difficulties which were inherent in other types of apparatus. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to design, build, and test a new apparatus which would satisfy this need. Some experimental results were also to be obtained.

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