The ions responsible for the peaks in the given mass spectrum should be identified. Concept introduction: Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique which is used to elucidate structure of compounds, quantify materials, identify unknown compounds etc. In mass spectrophotometer, the molecule is ionized by giving it a positive charge by removing an electron or by adding a proton. The molecule may break into several positively charged fragments according to the ionization method used. Then, in a mass analyzer, these cationic molecular fragments are separated based on their mass and detected by the detector. Only positively charged molecular fragments are detected by the detector.

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Douglas A. Skoog + 2 others
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Principles of Instrumental Analysis

7th Edition
Douglas A. Skoog + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305577213

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Chapter 20, Problem 20.17QAP
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The ions responsible for the peaks in the given mass spectrum should be identified.

Concept introduction:

Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique which is used to elucidate structure of compounds, quantify materials, identify unknown compounds etc. In mass spectrophotometer, the molecule is ionized by giving it a positive charge by removing an electron or by adding a proton. The molecule may break into several positively charged fragments according to the ionization method used. Then, in a mass analyzer, these cationic molecular fragments are separated based on their mass and detected by the detector. Only positively charged molecular fragments are detected by the detector.

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