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Resolution of the Confusion on Peak Separation
  
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Mass resolving power and mass resolution have been used interchangeably throughout the literature, so the confusion surrounding their exact meaning is understandable.  In his forthcoming book, "Guide to Mass Spectrometry," Ken Busch advocates definitions that are consistent these proposed terminologies for mass resolution and mass resolving power. In most disciplines, resolution is understood to be the smallest observable change in a quantity, whereas resolving power, i.e. the ability to distinguish two closely spaced quantities, is inversely proportional to resolution.  
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Usage note:  Although the definition of mass resolution is contingent upon two adjacent, mass spectral peaks of equal size and shape, which is almost never the case experimentally, it is acceptable to
  
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