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Polar component 1 is re-attached to the stationary phase and component 2 is detached The process of attachment detachment and reattachment continuous causing the slow movement of polar components Polar component 1 is detached from the stationary phase as a results of force created by the non-polar component in red pushing component 1 along the movement of the mobile phase Movement of Mobile phaseMovement of Mobile phaseMovement of Mobile phase3212312Thin layer chromatography TLC is used widely in the field of forensic science to separate and identify components of a mixture There are two phases that make the system of thin layer chromatography and they need to differ in their chemical components One phase is polar stationary phase and the second is less polar mobile phase Polar components would tend to interact with the stationary phase whereas the non-polar components would move along with the movement of mobile phase The interaction between the polar components and the stationary phase however is not permanent At first the polar component interacts with the stationary phase attached it is detached again as a result of the force produced by the non-polar components by pushing polar components it in the direction of mobile phase movement It then reattaches to the stationary phase again due to the polarity strength This attachment and detachment causes a slow movement of the polar component The higher the polarity the stronger the attachment the slower it moves Polar component 1 attaches to the stationary phase Non-polar components red move with the direction of movement by the mobile 1In this experiment thin layer chromatography TLC was conducted to analyse the Unknown C sample which was previously examined Using Marquis and Mandelin tests we were able to identify the class of the drug which is believed to be an opiate We still needed to find the individual type of drug With running positive controls Morphine and Codeine it was concluded that the sample was codeine Moreover it
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