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Why do some substances move up the stationary phase faster than others in a chromatography...

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Why do some substances move up the stationary phase faster than others in a chromatography experiment?

Chromatography:

Chromatography is a technique used in chemistry to separate substances. The two components in a chromatography experiment are the stationary phase and the mobile phase. The stationary phase stays in one place and can be as simple as chromatography paper; the mobile phase is generally a gas or liquid that moves up the stationary phase.

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Let's assume that the stationary phase is the chromatography paper and the mobile phase is a liquid; this is the most common type of introductory...

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