Worksheet: Elemental Analysis by Mass Spectrometry

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying elements in mass spectra and determining elemental compositions using calibration curves.

Q1:

What can the five peaks in a mass spectrum of chlorine be attributed to?

  • AIts oxidative ability
  • BLoss of electrons
  • CFormation of multiply charged ions
  • DThe presence of two abundant isotopes
  • EFormation of polyatomic chlorine complexes

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