width wb of the chromatographic signal with wbR for the R-enantiomer and wbS for the S-enantiomer.

A resolution RS = 1 corresponds to 85% of signals' resolution; 100% resolution of the signals corresponding to a base-line separation of the mirror image isomers is provided by a resolution of RS = 1.5.

Having the information presented in Chap. 2 including both the chiroptical and chromatographic resolution of enantiomers in mind we are now equipped with the analytical background in order to enter the discussions in the following chapters presenting and illustrating up-to-date theories on the origin of life's molecular asymmetry.

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