What is elution, eluent & eluate?



Definitions of elution, eluent & eluate?

The removal of adsorbed species from a porous bed or chromatographic column by means of a stream of liquid or gas is called elution.

The liquid used to extract one material from another in chromatography is called eluent.

The product which emerges from the column that is eluent and whatever component of the test sample it contains at a particular time is eluate.

An inert material having a tendency to retain the liquid stationary phase on it is called support

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