Problem: Draw structures for the two fragment ions of highest mass from the following molecule (gray=C, white=H. blue=N, red=O; When you draw ions, especially radical ions (Marvin cannot show the unpaired electron yet.), do the following: 1. Use the charge tools to adjust charge. 2. Place the charge on a carbon, not on a heteroatom like N or O. 3. Only If necessary, adjust the number of hydrogens at the charged carbon by drawing C-H bonds. 4. Do not draw any other hydrogens.

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For this problem, we have to draw the structures of the two fragment ions of the highest mass for the molecule below during mass spectroscopy:

  • Recall that in Mass spect, molecules are "chopped" into smaller fragments called molecular ions
  • The molecular ions will often fragment into smaller, more stable ion fragments
  • Each functional group has distinctive patterns when undergoing fragmentation, for this molecule, we have a ketone.
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Draw structures for the two fragment ions of highest mass from the following molecule (gray=C, white=H. blue=N, red=O; 

When you draw ions, especially radical ions (Marvin cannot show the unpaired electron yet.), do the following: 

1. Use the charge tools to adjust charge. 

2. Place the charge on a carbon, not on a heteroatom like N or O. 

3. Only If necessary, adjust the number of hydrogens at the charged carbon by drawing C-H bonds. 

4. Do not draw any other hydrogens.

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