Chromatography usually involves two
different phases. What names are given to these two
Chromatography is an experimental
technique that we can use to separate components of a mixture. To perform a chromatography
experiment, we place our sample on the stationary phase, which could be something
like a piece of paper or a TLC plate or something more complicated for other forms
of chromatography. Then, we place our sample that’s on
the stationary phase in a container filled with the mobile phase, which can be water
or some other kind of solvent. As the mobile phase moves up the
stationary phase, interactions between the sample in the stationary phase and the
sample in the mobile phase will cause the sample to be separated into the components
that make it up.
So the names of the two phases
involved in chromatography experiments are mobile and stationary.