A. Background of study
Candy-coated sweets come in different colors and sometimes even vary in flavor in association with the colors. These colors provide a creative display for children to easily get attracted to the particular treat, leaving those tinted marks on their mouths and a happy, satisfied grin on their faces.
The reason for conducting the research is to know how the colors of our favorite candy-coated sugary rewards came to be and that method of knowing is what we call “Candy Crhomatography”. Chromatography by definition according to Webster’s dictionary means “ a method for separating the constituents of a solution (gas or liquid) by exploiting the different bonding properties of different molecules”. In this case, the molecules being broken down are the different molecules that make up a certain color. Colors are basically made up of the primary (red, blue, yellow) and when you mix these colors together is when you get to create new colors on and on and on. That is exactly the goal of the experiment – to distinguish the particular mixture of dyes in the process of chromatography.
B. Statement of the Problem
1. The topic is Chromatography and the problem is how to identify the colors used to mix in order to create the particular color associated with the candies.
2. The questions being answered were about the Rf values of red, blue, and brown on the candy coatings and what the particular break down of the colors were.
C. Significance of the Study
1. First and foremost, I am benifiting from this experiment. To be able to learn something as new and as interesting as this is an advantage for me. But more importantly, the people who benefit from this kind of experiment are the people who are inclined to putting up a business that links to making chocolate or candies. And in a broader sense, this also benefits people who are inclined to the arts –those who should have the idea of which colors to choose to make up a desired