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pressure gradient correction factor

in gas chromatography
A factor that corrects for the compressibility of the carrier gas. The values of the measured quantities obtained after multiplication by the factor j are independent of the pressure drop in the column. If p i, p o are respectively the pressures of the carrier gas at the inlet and outlet of the column, then j is given by:
j = 3 [ ( p i p o ) 2 − 1 ] 2 [ ( p i p o ) 3 − 1 ]
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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