MCAT Organic Question — Silica Plates
- Jul 14, 2017
- MCAT Question of the Day
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During thin layer chromatography on silica plates, polar molecules are attracted to the silica and migrate slower than non-polar compounds. Of the answer choices, only cyclohexane is non-polar. Choice A is correct.
B. Incorrect, ketone group makes this molecule polar.
C. Incorrect, the carboxylic acid group is polar.
D. Incorrect, the alcohol is polar.
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