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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Consider the mass spectrometer show below. Determine whether each of the following statements is true or false.The paths of neutral (uncharged) atoms are not affected by the magnet.

Problem

Consider the mass spectrometer show below.

A diagram shows a tube with a portion between magnets N and S. A sample enters the tube at one end and passes through the ionization stage and heated filament behind which is a connecting tube leading to a vacuum pump. The sample then passes through an accelerating grid with electrical charges; the beam of positive ions then passes through the magnetic field between the magnets, which causes separation of ions based on mass differences occurs. 37Cl+ and 35Cl- diverge and pass through a slit to reach a detector.

Determine whether each of the following statements is true or false.

The paths of neutral (uncharged) atoms are not affected by the magnet.