While using the simulation for an introduction to TLC which has students use the TLC to monitor the reaction of an esterification. While I can see the TLC window and the spots, I do not see an Rf value displayed. I’ve tried this with other reactions thinking maybe it was just for this particular experiment and nothing shows up. Is this a bug? Thanks!
The Rf value is the just the height of the spot on the TLC plate from 0 (bottom) to 1 (top). The shape of the spot tells you polarity as well.
So no, we are not displaying the Rf values.
It would be nice to add this as a feature but I can probably have students measure with a ruler on their screens and calculate manually.
@jeanpinto844 We’ll add it to the development list! Thanks for the feedback.