This powerful analytical technique belongs to the

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

mass detector. This powerful analytical technique belongs to the class of hyphenated analytical instrumentation (since each part had a different beginning and can exist independently) and is called gas chromatograhy/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Placed at the end of a capillary column in a manner similar to the other GC detectors, the mass detector is more complicated than, for instance, the FID because of the mass spectrometer's complex requirements for the process of creation, separation, and detection of gas phase ions . A capillary column is required in the chromatograph because the entire MS process must be carried out at very low pressures (~10 -5 torr) and in order to meet this requirement a vacuum is maintained via constant pumping using a vacuum pump. Packed GC columns have carrier gas flow rates that cannot be as successfully pumped away by normal vacuum pumps; however, capillary columns' carrier flow is 25 or 30 times less and therefore easier to "pump down."
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Image of page 2
You've reached the end of this preview.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern