In search of more solutions: Only dust - is there a sign of life?

Description

Determine whether the sample of dust originates from a living source or a non-living source and design a test for the dust sample that exploits a physical property of organic molecules from living sources, using only the equipment provided.

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This resource is part of a book called In Search of more Solutions. You can buy a copy via the Royal Society of Chemistry online shop for £19.95.