Enter the retention factor (RF) and the distance traveled by the solvent into the Distance From RF Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Distance of the Compound.

## Distance of Compound From RF Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Distance of Compound From RF.

Dc = RF * DS

• Where Dc is the Distance of Compound From RF
• RF is the retention factor (RF)
• DS is the distance traveled by the solvent

## How to Calculate Distance of Compound From RF?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Distance of Compound From RF.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the retention factor (RF).
• The retention factor (RF) is given as: 2.5.
2. Next, determine the distance traveled by the solvent.
• The distance traveled by the solvent is provided as: 30.
3. Finally, calculate the Distance of Compound From RF using the equation above:

Dc = RF * DS

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

Dc = 2.5 * 30 = 75

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

retention factor (RF) = 6.5

distance traveled by the solvent = 40

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

Dc = RF * DS = ?