Principle of Electrophoresis

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Principle of Electrophoresis

Charged particles under the influence of a liquid media placed in an electric field will migrate to the electrode of the opposite charge. Positive ions (cations) will migrate to the cathode, the negative electrode. Negative ions (anions) will migrate to the anode, the positive electrode.
To get started, we will review terminology related to the charge characteristics of molecules.