Mass spectrometry

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Intros
Lessons
  1. Using mass spectrometry.
  2. What is mass spectrometry?
  3. Stages of mass spectrometry analysis.
  4. Reading an organic mass spectrum.
  5. Mass spectrum of chlorine, Cl2
  6. Example: Calculating relative atomic mass of boron.
  7. Example 2: Calculating atomic mass of molybdenum.
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Examples
Lessons
  1. The mass spectrum of butane (C4H10) is shown below:
    1. Identify the molecular ion peak (M+) and suggest the identity of the other three major peaks on the spectrum.
    2. Explain why a small peak at m/z = 59 is present in the mass spectrum. Suggest the most likely cause of this peak.