F331 - Chemistry for life - Module 1 - (EL) Elements of Life - Modern analytical techniques

Syllabus


Modern analytical techniques

(t) describe and explain the main stages in the operation of a time-of-flight mass spectrometer

(u) use data from a mass spectrometer to:

  • (i) calculate relative atomic mass and the relative abundance of isotopes,
  • (ii) work out the relative molecular mass of molecules and understand that other peaks are caused by fragments of the molecule (no detail required at this stage).