Reference ion

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Reference ion
Stable ion whose structure or elemental formula is known with certainty. These ions are formed by direct ionization of a molecule of known structure or elemental formula, and are used to verify by comparison the structure or thermochemistry of an unknown ion or to calibrate the m/z scale of the mass spectrometer.
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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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