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Name:    Grace
Status:     student
Age:     11
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Date: Around 1999  

Hi, what are the proper names (if any) for the colours shown when chromotography is done on grass extract?

Chromatography literally means "color writing", and originated to seperate plant pigments.

I am not sure if there is a proper name though

Tim Thomas

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