What is ionization in mass spectrometry?
Besides, what is ionisation mass spectrometry?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of ions. The results are typically presented as a mass spectrum, a plot of intensity as a function of the mass-to-charge ratio.
Likewise, what is a mass spectrometer and how does it work? A mass spectrometer produces charged particles (ions) from the chemical substances that are to be analyzed. The mass spectrometer then uses electric and magnetic fields to measure the mass ("weight") of the charged particles.
Consequently, why is ionisation important in mass spectrometry?
Because a mass spectrometer works by moving the particles it's examining with electric and magnetic fields. If a particle is not ionised then it has zero charge and it's mass to charge ratio is identical to all other uncharged particles - so you cannot determine its mass.
What ionisation technique is used for butanone?