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Please answer the following questions by yourself.

  1. Describe the components of each dye used in the candy coatings based upon the chromatography you have just performed.
  2. Organic chemists, as well as other scientists, often use this technique to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred or to separate the components of a mixture. Explain, using an example, how and why the results from this type of analysis are useful.

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