Mass Spectrometry Data

Look at the mass spectra and make a table of the major peaks.

The 70 eV EI spectrum produces significant fragmentation, these patterns will help us to identify the structure of Citronellal. Start by looking at the spectrum and the table of data to identify the major peaks. What are the possible formulas for these ions?

The 13 eV EI spectrum produces much less fragmentation. This spectrum will help identify the molecular ion and the low energy fragmentation pathways. Look at the spectrum and the table of data to identify the major peaks. What are the possible formulas for these ions?

The Methane CI spectrum also produces less fragmentation than the 70 eV EI spectrum. One important feature is that the adduct ion (MH+) should be observed in this spectrum. This peak is used to verify the identity of the molecular ion. Look at the spectrum and the table of data to identify the major peaks. What are the possible formulas for these ions?