partition coefficient

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partition coefficient

[pär′tish·ən ‚kō·i‚fish·ənt]
(analytical chemistry)
In the equilibrium distribution of a solute between two liquid phases, the constant ratio of the solute's concentration in the upper phase to its concentration in the lower phase. Symbolized K.
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Fluorous techniques use the differential solubility of fluorous molecules to allow quick and convenient separation and purification of reaction products.

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