Problem: Boron trifluoride is used as a catalyst in the synthesis of organic compounds. When this compound is analyzed by mass spectrometry (see Tools of the Laboratory: Mass Spectrometry, following Section 2.5), several different 1+ ions form, including ions representing the whole molecule as well as molecular fragments formed by the loss of one, two, and three F atoms. Given that boron has two naturally occurring isotopes, 10B and 11B, and fluorine has one, 19F, calculate the masses of all possible 1+ ions.

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Boron trifluoride is used as a catalyst in the synthesis of organic compounds. When this compound is analyzed by mass spectrometry (see Tools of the Laboratory: Mass Spectrometry, following Section 2.5), several different 1+ ions form, including ions representing the whole molecule as well as molecular fragments formed by the loss of one, two, and three F atoms. Given that boron has two naturally occurring isotopes, 10B and 11B, and fluorine has one, 19F, calculate the masses of all possible 1+ ions.

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