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English translation: solvent front

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French term or phrase:front
English translation:solvent front
Entered by: Eric Bullington

03:44 Nov 29, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Thin Layer Chromatography
French term or phrase: front
"Placer la plaque dans la cuve et laisser monter le front de solvant d’élution jusqu’aux ¾ environ de la longueur de la plaque."

It's been years since I've done TLC and I've been unsuccessfully trying to picture this. I'm thinking the "front" is referring to the highest part of the solvent that is rising up the plate by means of capillary action. Should I say "front edge"?

Thank you in advance.
Eric Bullington
Local time: 03:45
front
Explanation:
Hi Eric. It's the solvent front - they've borrowed the English.
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Karen Tkaczyk
United States
Local time: 01:45
Grading comment
Thannks, Karen.
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front


Explanation:
Hi Eric. It's the solvent front - they've borrowed the English.

Karen Tkaczyk
United States
Local time: 01:45
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PRO pts in category: 302
Grading comment
Thannks, Karen.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Diane de Cicco
4 hrs
  -> Hi Diane. THanks

agree  MoiraB: solvent front rather than just front. Check out http://www.dyerlabs.com/chemistry/glossary.html - actually DE-EN glossary but lots of EN explanations of terms
4 hrs
  -> Note that I said it was thesolvent front. Thank you. Denzel's website is a great link for chemistry tips when you are not sure.

agree  Virgile
9 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  Nikeeta Kulkarni
10 hrs
  -> Thank you
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