# In Ion Chromatography instrument, Does the specific conductivity (peak area) of an analyte depends upon background conductivity?

In Ion Chromatography instrument, Does the specific conductivity (peak area) of an analyte depends upon background conductivity ?

Assume Specific Conductivity (peak area) of fluoride ion is 4 unit for 1 ppm fluoride standard with background conductivity of 15 uS/cm (Carbonate/ bicarbonate eluent with suppression.

What will happen if the background conductivity increases to 30 uS/cm or 50 uS/cm.

Pl do not consider the change in retention time.

https://www.metrohm.com/easyDB/Web-61006520_std_carbonate/orig