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Complex mixtures of molecules can be separated by electric charge, size, and shape using gel electrophoresis. In this lab, student will run gels with dyes that vary in size, shape, and charge.
Dye Lab: Teacher's Guide
This is the Teacher's Guide for the Dye Lab. It includes info on both the Horizon gel boxes and the MiniOne System. If you'd like an editable copy, add a copy of it to your Google Drive.
DYE - Pre-lab Prediction Activity
In this pre-lab activity, students make predictions about the rate of migration for the different dyes using the different dye structures. Be sure to download the Molecular Structures pdf.
Molecular structures of the dyes used in the Dye lab and the Dye pre-lab activity. Use these structures to help students predict the direction and rate of migration for each dye.
How to Make a Dye Gel
A quick guide to making a 1.0% agarose gel for running dyes. Also includes an example flowchart on the back.
Dye/Indicator Lab Extra Resources
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