In this experiment we injected the sample to be analyzed by Gas Chromatograph equipped with an FID (Flame Ionization Detector). The detector ionizes the sample as it reaches it, and the peak is proportional to the number of ions with a live flame. Explain in detail, why we need to run a standard when the GC is equipped with an FID detector to identify the component in a sample?
Gas Chromatography is another chromatography method you are learning about this semester. Construct a table comparing and contrasting the two other chromatography methods (TLC and LC). Point out to differences and similarities between each method and the GC method. Give at least 4 criteria of comparison.
During last week’s lab of distillation, many of you had difficulties getting the fractional distillation column to work properly. Specifically, the liquid started condensing at the top of the fractional column and the vapor did not distill over. It was suggested that changing the bead size (which was in the column) to a larger size might improve the outcome of the experiment. Is this suggestion valid? Would it help the process or is this suggestion wrong? Explain your answer.