The reason for the minimum in a plot of plate height versus flow rate occurring at lower rates with LC than with GC is to be stated.
LC refers to liquid chromatography and GC refers to gas chromatography. Diffusion refers to the movement of any substance from a region of high concentration to a region of low concentration. This phenomenon generally takes place in liquids as well as gases since their particles execute random motion from one place to another. It is a concentration driven mass transfer process.
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