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Chemistry Investigatory Project

Adulterants are substances that are added to a product in
order to deceive or defraud, and they can be harmful to
consumers if not detected. Here are some steps you could
follow to develop an investigatory project to detect
adulterants in turmeric powder:
1. Research the common types of adulterants that are
added to turmeric powder. This will help you
understand what you are looking for and how to test
for it.
2. Develop a hypothesis about which adulterants are
most likely to be present in turmeric powder, and
design an experiment to test your hypothesis.
3. Obtain samples of turmeric powder from various
sources, including both commercial and noncommercial sources.
4. Prepare the samples for testing by homogenizing
them and extracting any adulterants that may be
5. Use analytical techniques, such as chromatography or
spectroscopy, to identify and quantify any
adulterants that are present in the samples.
6. Analyze the data and draw conclusions about the
presence and levels of adulterants in the turmeric
powder samples.
7. Write a report detailing your methods, results, and
conclusions, and present your findings to an
audience, such as a science fair or class presentation