Problem 7.1

a) What is the meaning of the following acronyms:

  • CI
  • PICI
  • NICI

b) Which of the following attributes apply to CI?

  • Soft ionization technique
  • Old method
  • Very difficult to apply
  • Still highly relevant method

c) Name four processes of positive ion generation in CI and write down the corresponding general equations.

d) What role does a reagent gas play in CI?

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