## separation factor, $$\alpha_{\text{A,B}}$$

in liquid-liquid distribution
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S05615
The ratio of the respective distribution ratios of two extractable solutes measured under the same conditions. $\alpha_{\text{A,B}} = \frac{D_{\text{A}}}{D_{\text{B}}}$
Notes:
1. By convention the solutes designated as A and B in the above are chosen so as to make $$\alpha > 1$$.
2. The term @S05613@ is not recommended.
3. The terms @S05563@ @C01124@ and @S05569@ are not synonymous and should not be used.
Source:
PAC, 1993, 65, 2373. (Nomenclature for liquid-liquid distribution (solvent extraction) (IUPAC Recommendations 1993)) on page 2386 [Terms] [Paper]