# Mass spectrometer

Here are two chem questions that I can't figure them out...please give me some hints on solving them
1.) Ionic compounds( not simple molecular) can also be analyzed by mass spectrometer. Syggest how the sample can be vaporized.

It can't be heating I think.

2.) Elements X and Y form a molecular compound $$XY_{3}$$. $$XY_{3}$$ shows the following m/e values: 88(molecular ion), 69,50,31,19. Calculate the relative atomic masses of X and Y respectively

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