Problem: Solvent passes through a column in 3.0 min but solute requires 9.0 min. The volume of stationary phase is 1/10 of the volume of the mobile phase in the column (Vs = 0.10 Vm). Find the partition coefficient, K, for this system. 

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Solvent passes through a column in 3.0 min but solute requires 9.0 min. The volume of stationary phase is 1/10 of the volume of the mobile phase in the column (Vs = 0.10 Vm). Find the partition coefficient, K, for this system. 

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