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Flashcards in Organic Analysis - Mass Spectrometry Deck (3)
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1
Q

What does the mass/charge (m/z) value of the molecular ion peak equal?

A

Mr of the compound

2
Q

What does high resolution mass spectrometry do?

A

Measures atomic and molecular masses extremely accurately (to several d.p.s)

3
Q

Why is high resolution mass spectrometry useful?

A

It can identify compounds that appear to have the same Mr when rounded to the nearest whole number