Mass Spectroscopy: Unknown Compound's Molecular Weight And Formula

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Mass spectroscopy is a technique used to determine an unknown compound’s molecular weight and formula. Mass spectrum, a graph that compares relative intensity (% of Base Peak) to Mass to Charge ratio (m/z) is created when the direction of the molecule, which becomes ionized, changes in the magnetic field, allowing the detection of mass. Fragmentation also occurs during the process of mass spectrometry, creating negative and positive ions. However, mass spectrometry only identifies positive ions. The mass spectrometry can also show each isotope, elements that differ only in the neutrons, because it is sensitive enough to differentiate between different ions. By analyzing the information given by the mass spectroscopy, unknown molecule can
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