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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module you should be able to

  1. Explain the basic principles, operation and application of IC.
  2. Differentiate between IC and other chromatographic methods.
  3. Explain the chemical basis for stationary phase effects and mobile phase effects.
  4. Predict retention order given the relative dominance between stationary phase effects and mobile phase effects.
  5. Differentiate between stationary phases used in anion exchange and cation exchange.
  6. Explain the basis for the common IC detection methods.
  7. Describe the general process of analyzing a sample by IC.
  8. Explain the rationale for using a suppressor cartridge and how it works.
  9. Predict the effects of overloading, eluting too quickly, eluting too slowly, baseline drift.