Lessons 3: Analyzing a Mass Spectrogram
The graph created when a sample is run through a mass spectrometer is unique for each compound. Scientists can use the graph and a reference library of graphs to identify unknown substances. Are you ready to be tested on your ability to detect an unknown substance?
Doing the science
- Start the Mass Spectrometry Simulation by clicking on the "Simulation" tab.
- Click the "Test Mode" button.
- Answer all of the on-screen questions and identify the sample spectrograph presented in the question bank.