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.
Sample Question Videos
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?