How many Peaks would you see in a Mass Spectrum of O^(2+) Given that there are 3 commonly occuring isotopes of O?

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  • 2 weeks ago

    The three stable isotopes of O are 16-O, 17-O and 18-O.

    If you are asking about an oxide anion (O^2+), there would be 3 peaks, each corresponding to one of the 3 isotopes of O.If, instead, you are asking about O2^+ (diatomic oxygen minus one electron), there would be 6 peaks corresponding to the following diatomic molecules:

    16-16

    16-17

    16-18

    17-17

    17-18

    18-18

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