Panel Información

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar tu experiencia de navegación. Al continuar con la navegación entendemos que aceptas nuestra política de cookies (actualizada el 25-01-2017).

¿Qué puedo hacer?

166729 materialEducativo

  • Me gusta 0
  • Visitas 14
  • Comentarios 0
  • Guardar en
  • Acciones

Acerca de este recurso...

Photosynthesis, you might remember, is the process in which plants convert light energy from the sun to chemical food energy. Brightly colored pigments in leaves are essential to the first steps of light absorption, with chlorophyll being the most important pigment. There are two main types of chlorophyll: chlorophyll A, which is bluish-green, and chlorophyll B, which is yellowish-green. During most of the growing season, leaves contain more chlorophyll than any other pigment, making them appear green. In the fall, however, chlorophyll begins to break down, and the other pigments, which have been there all along, are finally revealed: we see pretty yellow and orange fall leaves. The yellow pigments in leaves are called xanthophylls, and the orange pigments are called carotenoids (carotenoids are easy to remember because they are orange like a carrot!).If you want to see the hidden yellow and orange pigments in green leaves for yourself, you can use a simple but powerful technique called chromatography, which is the separation of a mixture by passing it through a medium (in our case, filter paper) through which different parts of the mixture will move at different rates. Chromatography works because different substances in a mixture have different degrees of solubility. Solubility refers to how much of a particular substance can dissolve in a particular solvent. For instance, you can dissolve lots of sugar in water, but not quite as much salt. In chromatography, the least soluble substances fall out of the filter paper column first, while the most soluble one travel the furthest up the paper.How Can the Different Pigments in Leaves Be Revealed?

It is an educational content by
By clicking on the title of this resource, you will be redirected to the content. If you want to download the project, you just have to join the website, which now is for FREE.


Fecha publicación: 12.5.2016

Se respeta la licencia original del recurso.



¿Quieres comentar? Regístrate o inicia sesión

Únete a Didactalia

Navega entre 166729 recursos y 352643 usuarios

Regístrate >

O conéctate a través de:

Si ya eres usuario, Inicia sesión

¿Quieres acceder a más contenidos educativos?

Regístrate Acceso usuarios
Añadir a Didactalia
Juegos de anatomía
Selecciona nivel educativo


    Ir a Mapas


    Ir a juegos de ciencias
    Un museo virtual con más de 17.000 obras de arte


    Ir a Mis Museos


    Ir a BNEscolar


    Ir a Edublogs


    Ir a Odite
    Con la tecnología GNOSS