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**[SOLVED] Mass Spectrum * Fragmentation:**

**1. The problem, I've been having is how to tell a certain m/z (mass per a charge) value for fragmentation. Like the examples they give in the book have the values, but then we are expected to know the values of diffrent compounds, that aren't even in the book, thus I think there must be a method in finding that m/z value without any experimental test.**

Example they give in the book is like 2,2-dimethylpropane and 2-methylbutane, which I know, one fragmentation will form a tertiary, which value they give is m/z = 57 and then the second one will form a primary and a secondary fragmentation m/z = 71, but I'm confused how they get the m/z values.

Example they give in the book is like 2,2-dimethylpropane and 2-methylbutane, which I know, one fragmentation will form a tertiary, which value they give is m/z = 57 and then the second one will form a primary and a secondary fragmentation m/z = 71, but I'm confused how they get the m/z values.

Thanks for any help given, its just confuses me, they don't even tell how they got that value, just give it.