Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Interactions with the mobile phase

  1. Jan 7, 2005 #1
    from my book it says:

    The chemical interactions of the mobile phase and sample, with the column, determine the degree of migration and separation of components contained in the sample. For example, those samples which have stronger interactions with the mobile phase than with the stationary phase will elute from the column faster and thus have a shorter retention time, while the reverse is also true.

    what do they mean when they say "while the reverse is also true." ? :yuck:

    hope very much for ideas!

  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 7, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    "Reverse" means invert the variables that have been discussed.
  4. Jan 8, 2005 #3
    hehe...you are smart! i never thought the author would think this way. geeze, i just hate when they tease my brain :grumpy: thanks alot! :smile:
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Interactions with the mobile phase
  1. Phase rule (Replies: 3)

  2. Ionic mobility (Replies: 1)