Problem 2.5

a) Give rough estimates of the time needed for the following events:

  1. electron ionization:
  2. bond vibration:
  3. bond cleavage:
  4. rearrangements:
  5. residence time in ion source:
  6. residence time in mass analyzer:

b) What is the difference between stable, unstable and metastable ions in mass spectrometry?

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