We’re being asked to determine the compound that produces the given mass spectrum.
The following information can be acquired from the mass spectrum:
– molecular ion peak: this gives us the approximate molecular weight of the compound. This is the peak with the largest m/z value.
– base peak: this gives us the most stable fragment of the compound. This is the peak with the largest relative abundance.
From the given mass spectrum, we can see that:
– molecular ion peak = 100 m/z
– base peak = 43 m/z
Select the compound that was used to generate the mass spectrum.
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