Wahrhaftig diagram

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Wahrhaftig diagram
Diagram illustrating the relative contributions in unimolecular dissociation of an ion, for example, by homolytic cleavage of a single bond, and fragmentation following rearrangement. The diagram is in two parts with a common horizontal axis representing the internal energy of the ion. The vertical axis in one part of the diagram shows the two types of rate constant on a logarithmic scale, and that for the other portion of the diagram indicates the distribution function for internal energy of the ion.
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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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