Mass Spectroscopy

Mass spectroscopy is a technique for structure elucidation of unknown organic compounds which basically gives the idea of the molecular mass of the compound by molecular ion peak. This molecular ion peak (M+) comes at the extreme right of the mass spectra. There is another important peak known as base ion peak which due to most stable ion fragment of the compound. The fragmentation pattern is unique for each category of organic compounds which helps in identification of unknown organic compounds.