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Mass Spectrometry: Performance Enhancing Drugs

After completing this activity, students will be able to:

  • Identify the individual components of the MS and their respective functions.
  • Describe how ions of different m/z are distinguished in a MS.
  • Compare and contrast the capabilities of TOF and quadrupole MS detectors.
  • Compare, and explain molecular fragmentation patterns.
  • Use isotopic abundances and molecular fragmentation as a means of analyte identification.

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