Lesson: Mass SpectraChemistry
In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze mass spectra to deduce the molar mass, likely composition, and structure of the analyte.
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Worksheet: 7 Questions • 1 Video
Which of the following chemical groups often display strong molecular ion peaks in mass spectra due to their structural stability?
Why might mass analysis of a hydrogen-containing organic molecule show a molecular ion peak with an odd ratio?
In a mass spectrum of an alcohol, what is the reason for the molecular ion being usually small or nonexistent?