– Carbon Chemistry
Silica Gel powder is used often in column chromatography as the “stationary phase”.
Common usage of silica gel:
- Mix the silica gel together with your solvent in the column, making a slurry.
- Then let the solvent drain, leaving the Silica sitting evenly in the column.
- The gel will help “space out” or separate the fractions of compounds being passed through the stationary phase.