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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.

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    So, i was thinking that hexane is less polar so it will come out faster, meaning that it will have a shorter retention time?

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    Agreed, it is also the equivalent of a boiling point separation.

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    Thanks sooo much!!!

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