Here are a few resources that help explain the chemistry of the process by which we purify RNA when we use the Qiagen RNeasy kit (or any kit that uses chaotropic salts and silica binding columns).

An article about the Qiagen RNeasy kit.

A description of the role or GITC (a chaotropic salt) in the process of nucleic acid purification.
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