Organic Chemistry Lab
posted by Jeanne .
A sample of hexane and octane is injected into a gas chromatograph equipped with a nonpolar column. Predict which one will have the shorter retention time.
So, i was thinking that hexane is less polar so it will come out faster, meaning that it will have a shorter retention time?
Agreed, it is also the equivalent of a boiling point separation.
Thanks sooo much!!!