Even-electron rule

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013
Even-electron rule
Rule that states that even-electron ions tend to form even-electron fragment ions whereas odd-electron ions tend to dissociate to form either odd- or even-electron ions.
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M. Karni, A. Mandelbaum. Org. Mass Spectrom. 15, 53 (1980). (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oms.1210150202 )

From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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