Provides students and practitioners with a solid grounding in the theory of chromatography, important considerations in its application, and modern instrumentation. Highlights the primary variables that practitioners can manipulate, and how those variables influence chromatographic separations Includes multiple figures that illustrate the application of these methods to actual, complex chemical samples Problems are embedded throughout the chapters as well as at the end of each chapter so that students can check their understanding before continuing on to new sections Each section includes numerous headings and subheadings, making it easy for faculty and students to refer to and use the information within each chapter selectively The focused, concise nature makes it useful for a modular approach to analytical chemistry courses
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Provide students and practitioners with a solid grounding in the theory of chromatography and the metrics used in its applications In this book, you will learn the fundamental principles underpinning chromatography and be able to connect those principles to the design and use of chromatographic systems. Chromatography is the most widely used technique in modern analytical chemistry. Chromatography: Principles and Instrumentation, designed as a textbook, is focused on the current theory and the modern practice of chromatography. It is intended for use in both quantitative analysis courses and instrumental methods courses. Chromatography: Principles and Instrumentation features: Numerous figures and problems that help the reader visualize these processes and identify the key variables in any given chromatography problem Introduction to the most recent developments in chromatography Case studies that illustrate the range of applications addressed by chromatography such as the analysis of performance-enhancing drugs in sports and the detection of deliberate contamination of food Problems embedded throughout the chapters as well as at the end of each chapter so that students can check their understanding before continuing on to new sections Clear and concise writing intended for undergraduate students and analysts just entering the field of chromatography. The book, split into three chapters, covers Fundamentals of Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, and Liquid Chromatography. Chapter 1 provides an in-depth description of the processes governing chromatography and includes a systematic development of band broadening. Chapter 2 focuses on gas chromatography (GC). It introduces the components of GC instruments in the context of the function they accomplish and discusses the theory behind instrumentation, instrument design, and practical aspects. The final chapter addresses liquid chromatography. It emphasizes reversed-phase liquid chromatography (RPLC) because of its prominence, but you will also find descriptions of all of the common modes of LC. The text of each section includes numerous headings and subheadings, making it easy for faculty and students to refer to and use the information within each chapter selectively. Students in analytical chemistry and biochemistry courses focused on chromatography will find this book a valuable resource in providing them with the knowledge needed to operate in modern laboratories.