The Nature of the Surface of Silica

When the silica surface is in contact with a solvent, the surface is covered with a layer of the solvent molecules. If the mobile phase consists of a mixture of solvents, the solvents compete for the surface which is partly covered by one solvent and partly by the other. Thus, any solute interacting with the stationary phase may well be presented with two, quite different types of surface with which to interact. The probability that a solute molecule will interact with one particular type of surface will be statistically controlled by the proportion of the total surface area that is covered by that particular solvent.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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