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On an MS dataset, the x-axis is a measure of the mass to charge (m/z) ratio. Although it is easy to classify a signal as belonging to a singly charged ion (+1 or -1), one needs to be capable of recognizing a multiply charged (+2, -2, +3, etc.) ion as not to misinterpret the MS...

As would-be elucidators dive into an elucidation for an organic unknown, narrowing down a single molecular formula (MF) becomes vital in simplifying the elucidation. However, one hurdle quickly leads into another. As the total atom count adds up, the number of possible isomers increases just as much (See Table and Graph below). I can’t imagine...

Let me begin by stating my experiences with elucidations on organic molecules. I have led over 60 training sessions attended by chemists and Spectroscopists from Academia to industry around the world. Some more successful than others—this came down to expertise of the attendee. I have also conversed with dozens of chemists/Spectroscopists, experts and non-experts, at...