A characteristic of the separation of two adjacent peaks. It may be expressed according to the equation:
is the resolution,
are the retention distances (time or volume) of each eluted component A and B, and
are the respective widths of each peak at its base.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2211
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