Problem: It is common in mass spectrometry to assume that the mass of a cation is the same as that of its parent atom.What percentage of the mass of an 1 H atom does the electron represent?ParticleMass (amu)Proton1.0073Electron5.486 x 10-4

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% mass =mass electronmass proton×100


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It is common in mass spectrometry to assume that the mass of a cation is the same as that of its parent atom.

What percentage of the mass of an 1 H atom does the electron represent?


ParticleMass (amu)
Proton1.0073
Electron5.486 x 10-4

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