Preparatory Work v1.0 |
Write an initial plan to quantitate the FD&C food dye(s) present in your assigned commercial candy sample. That is,
devise a strategy and write out a procedure in outline form to isolate and quantify the amount (grams) of each food
dye present per gram of candy.
In order to quantify the amount of food dye in the candy, we must first weigh the
Then, we need to measure out 1 gram of that candy and remove it from the rest of the
candy. Next, we will extract the dye by using the funnel filtration system and
following it up with the syringe/gravity technique. This will ensure that the dye is
accurately presented without particulate matter present.
Make sure to weigh the mass and volume again to ensure an accurate 1 gram of
substance. Now, we will place 1 ml of water into a cuvette and blank out the