Extraction or Separation of Chlorophyll from Late Season Maple Leaves

The purpose of this experiment was to determine how much chlorophyll is present in different colored leaves. We determined this by extracting pigments from leaves on the same tree. Then we made different concentrations of the green pigment and tested the light absorbency. We found that the higher the concentration of green pigment, the more light it absorbed. The green pigment also absorbed more light than the other colored pigments. Therefore, light absorption considerably diminishes when there is a lack of chlorophyll.

Research Done By:

Dan Bartoy

Stephanie Scheonjahn