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This video, distributed on YouTube by the Royal Society of Chemistry is on the basic principles of GC. This video is a short primer (~5 min) which introduces the technique and instrumentation.
There are many assumptions that are made in the presentation of this material, due to the fact the video is meant to be a basic introduction. Examples of such assumptions include the statement that volatility solely controls the elution order of volatile compounds on a GC column and that concentration is the only parameter that controls the relative response of a compound for a given GC detector. The ultimate strength of this video is the general nature of the content that makes it appealing to a wide audience. The video may be most appropriate in a lower-level general education science course (i.e forensic science) or as a quick orientation video for instrumental analysis students. The GC-FID and GC-MS are highlighted.

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