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1. A mixture of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) was separated by paper chromatography using using toluene (a non-polar solvent) as the mobile phase; pure amino acids were also run as standards. The results appear below. 0 Origin Calculate the Rf factors for each of the standard amino acids and for each component of the unknown mixture. a. b. Identify the components of the mixture. Explain your answer. c. Based on the results of the chromatogram, which of the four amino acids is most polar? Least polar? 61
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