Consider this scenario:

There are two phases A and B (e.g water on one side and oil on the other side).

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I wrote:

Compared with the neat IL/water, the amount of water increased from 0.2 to about 0.24 ml in the IL phase. On the other side/hand, the amount of IL increased, from x to y in the water phase.

Can I use "on the other hand" here? I guess "No"

Can I use "on the other side"? Are there other alternatives for such cases? or maybe "from the other side"?

  • Could you explain your thinking on the choices. I don't think either one is OK. "on the other hand" is point/counterpoint, and "on the other side" requires at least two sides. It would be better if you could paraphrase in a non-technical worded example, as the meaning of "phase" is unclear. Perhaps could you consider "At the same time,..."? – user3169 Dec 9 '18 at 21:34
  • @user3169 I guess I explained it. Anyway, I added a picture to elaborate it more. "Phase" is just mean a state of a material (solid, liquid, gas). You can regard it as two materials in contact with each other. – Ahmad Dec 10 '18 at 6:04

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