CPR - <P>Mass Spectroscopy has become an essential...

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<P>Mass Spectroscopy has become an essential tool for identifying organic compounds based on its ability to accurately determine the compound’s mass and the fragments that constitute the compound. Mass Spectrometers function by ionizing the given compound with electrons forming radical cations and anions. After the anions are filtered out by the anode, the radical cations break down to form radicals and uncharged species, which are generally not measured by the analyzer, and cations that are the data source. Cation fragments are separated by a magnetic field, which by adjusting can direct a full range of cation species to the recording slit, thus creating a mass spectrum.</P><P>When analyzing a mass spectrum such as the one for dibenzyl sulfide, each peak should be identified in order to confirm the identity of the compound. The molecular ion peak signifies the total mass of the compound as it represents the compound’s radical cation that didn’t break down. The base peak, essentially the most abundant cation fragment, has a relative intensity of 100; other mass-to-charge intensity values, or relative abundance,
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