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After completing this activity, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between GC stationary phases and their selectivities.
  • Identify the factors that influence retention of analytes.
  • Recognize the relationship between chromatographic peak shape and various chromatographic influences.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the derivatization of analytes for GC volatility.

Chris Harrison, San Diego State University (

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