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Chemistry A level- question

The retention time in gas chromatography is the time it takes for a compound to pass through the chromatography column.

A column is packed with a stationary phase that is polar.

Which of the following will have the longest retention time in the column?

A hexane
B hex-1-ene
C pentane
D pentan-1-ol



Could someone explain why the answer is D? thank you in advance
Original post by _gxg
The retention time in gas chromatography is the time it takes for a compound to pass through the chromatography column.

A column is packed with a stationary phase that is polar.

Which of the following will have the longest retention time in the column?

A hexane
B hex-1-ene
C pentane
D pentan-1-ol



Could someone explain why the answer is D? thank you in advance

because the column is polar so its going to alcohol as answer cause it is polar as well whereas hydrocarbons are non polar

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