# Difference between revisions of "M/z"

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Abbreviation representing the dimensionless quantity formed by dividing the ratio of the mass of | Abbreviation representing the dimensionless quantity formed by dividing the ratio of the mass of | ||

an ion to the [[unified atomic mass unit]], by its charge number (regardless of sign). The abbreviation is written in italicized lowercase letters with no spaces. | an ion to the [[unified atomic mass unit]], by its charge number (regardless of sign). The abbreviation is written in italicized lowercase letters with no spaces. | ||

− | + | :''Note 1'' | |

− | :Note 2: The abbreviation ''m/z'' should not be used as a variable in a mathematical equation. Instead, the variables m (in kg) and q (in C) should be used to denote mass and charge. | + | :''Note 2'': The abbreviation ''m/z'' should not be used as a variable in a mathematical equation. Instead, the variables m (in kg) and q (in C) should be used to denote mass and charge. |

− | :Note 3: The equal sign should not be used to denote a m/z value, for example, use m/z 100 and not ''m/z'' = 100. | + | :''Note 3'': The equal sign should not be used to denote a m/z value, for example, use m/z 100 and not ''m/z'' = 100. |

− | :Note 4: The [[thomson]] (Th) unit is deprecated. | + | :''Note 4'': The [[thomson]] (Th) unit is deprecated. |

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