Precursor ion

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An ion that reacts to form particular product ions. The reaction could be unimolecular dissociation, an ion/molecule reaction, or involve simply a change in the number of charges. The older gender-specific terms parent ion and daughter (granddaughter) ion are not recommended.


related term

product ion