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xc630

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mass spectrum?
« on: August 30, 2006, 08:40:03 AM »

Hello I need to draw a mass spectrum of H2Te assuming that the only hydrogen isotype present is ^1H (mass 1.008).  They gave me a chart with various isotopes of Te such as ^120Te, ^122Te, ^123 Te. etc. along with their abundance percentages and masses in amu.  The book shows a mass spectrum of just one element, copper with relative number of atoms v. mass number as the axis labels.However is this case they want me to draw one of H2Te, a compound not an element. How would I do this. Do I just add 2 for the 2 hydrogens to each compound mass?
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Re: mass spectrum?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 11:17:58 AM »

Do I just add 2 for the 2 hydrogens to each compound mass?

Basically.  You would acutally have to add 2.016 to the mass of the Te atoms because each hydrogen weighs 1.008.
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