Relative Atomic Mass/Relative Isotopic mass/Mass spectrometer

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I have a question showing a table that displays isotopic mass and % abundance, of "Metal A", the question goes on to ask
"What analytical method is used to obtain this information?"
Is "Mass spectroscopy" the correct way to word my answer? Or do I have it wrong? (It is 1 mark)
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TL;DR: Is "Mass spectroscopy" the right way to answer
"What analytical method is used to obtain relative isotopic mass?"
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(Original post by mathsatheart249)
TL;DR: Is "Mass spectroscopy" the right way to answer
"What analytical method is used to obtain relative isotopic mass?"
Sadly no.

The correct term would be 'Mass Spectrometry'

The word spectroscopy refers to the interaction of radiation with matter, so Mass Spectrometry is not a form of spectroscopy because it doesn't involve any such interaction.
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Sadly no.

The correct term would be 'Mass Spectrometry'

The word spectroscopy refers to the interaction of radiation with matter, so Mass Spectrometry is not a form of spectroscopy because it doesn't involve any such interaction.

Thank you! :cute:
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