Describe the method centrifugation using an appropriate example.

Centrifugation is a technique used for the separation of particles from a solution according to their size, shape, density, the viscosity of the medium and rotor speed. The particles are suspended in a liquid medium and placed in a centrifuge tube. The tube is then placed in a rotor and spun at a defined speed.

Example- If we take some milk in a centrifugation machine and spin it rapidly, the cream separates from the milk because the cream is less dense than milk.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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