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ERIC Number: EJ717106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug-1
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
A Mass Spectral Chlorine Rule for Use in Structure Determinations in Sophomore Organic Chemistry
Gross, Ray A., Jr.
Journal of Chemical Education, v81 n8 p1161-1168 Aug 2004
The low-resolution mass spectrum of integral masses is used to determine the number of bromine and chlorine atoms in an organic compound. The chlorine rule is a tool suitable for use in structural determinations in first year organic chemistry and it is supported by the ability of sophomore-level students to successfully determine n and m from the spectra of 68 of 69 compounds containing no fewer than two halogens each.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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