1. Component A and B were successfully separated through one of the gas chromatographic techniques. The following data was obtained.
α= 1.03, Ka = 2.3 L = 2.806 m H = 2.415 mm
i) The plate number (N),
ii) efficient plate number of A (Neff(A)) and B (Neff(B))
iii) resolution the separation (Rs)
iv) Peak width of A (WbA)
v) mobile uphold time (tM).
N, the number of theoretical plates, is one index used to determine the performance and effectiveness of columns
Width is calculated from the peak area and height values. This method provides relatively accurate and reproducible widths, even for distorted peaks, but results in somewhat larger N values when peak overlap is significant.