1. What is the benefit of coupling gas chromatography with mass spectrometry
- gas chromatography separates compounds and mass spectra can be compared to a database
- both the retention time and mass spectra can be used to improve the reliability of the identification
- mass spectroscopy separates the compounds and retention times can be compared to a database
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2. Which is NOT a limitation of gas chromatography?
- substances have the same retention times
- unknown compounds have no reference Rf value
- substances can 'hide' beneath each other so will not be detected
- unknown compounds have no reference retention time
3. What does a liquid stationary phase separate by?
- relative solubility
4. Name the stationary phase in thin layer chromatography?
- inert gas
- thin layer of adsorbent on inert support
- thin layer of solid inside capillary tubing
- liquid solvent
5. What is the definition of retention time?
- distance moved by component divided by distance moved my solvent front
- the time taken for a particular compound to dissolve in the stationary phase
- the time taken for a particular compound to travel through the column to the detector, from injection to leaving the column
- the time taken for the gas to be injected into the column and dissolve in the stationary phase