heterolytic cleavage

MS 914 - Mass Spec Practice Submitted by Matt on August 6, 2011.

Textbook and Chapter: Carey and Giuliano 8th Ed. (2010), Chapter 13

Keywords: alpha cleavage, heterolytic cleavage, homolytic cleavage, mass spec

Description: Goes over alpha-cleavage and the McLafferty rearrangement in mass spectrometry.
(Alpha cleavage is more important to know than the McLafferty rearrangement)

Total Problems: 3

Problem # 657

The mass spec of chlorocyclohexane shows a peak at m/z = 83.

Use curved arrows to show the heterolytic cleavage that accounts for this fragment.