Centrifugation Quiz

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What is the main principle behind centrifugation?

Separating particles based on their size and density using centrifugal force

What is the name of the remaining liquid above the precipitate after centrifugation?

Supernatant

What effect does increasing the effective gravitational force have on the separation of particles in a mixture?

Accelerates the separation of particles

How is the rate of centrifugation usually specified?

Angular velocity in revolutions per minute (RPM)

What factor does the conversion between RPM and g depend on?

The radius of the centrifuge rotor

What is the name of the particles that migrate away from the axis of the centrifuge during centrifugation?

Pellet

In centrifugation, what does the rate of particle separation from a heterogeneous mixture depend on?

Particle size and density

What is the name of the remaining liquid above the precipitate after centrifugation?

Supernatant

What factor determines the conversion between revolutions per minute (RPM) and acceleration (g) in centrifugation?

Radius of the centrifuge rotor

What effect does increasing the effective gravitational force have on the separation of particles in a mixture during centrifugation?

Accelerates particle separation

Test your knowledge of centrifugation with this quiz! Explore the principles and applications of this mechanical separation process in chemistry and biology. From understanding centrifugal force to optimizing rotor speed, challenge yourself with questions on how centrifugation is used to separate particles based on size, shape, density, and more.

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