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Mass spectrum fragmentation of ethyl acetate

Although EI fragmentation process can often be highly energetic, and as commented can lead to multiple break ups from surplus energy, the highest intensity fragments usually arise from the lowest ...
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Why is there a [M-1]+ in lieu of a parent signal in the Mass Spectrometry of Primary Alcohol Chains?

One possibility (R = alkyl or hydrogen): $\ce{RCH2 –OH -> RCH=\overset{+}{O}H + H• + e^-},$ where the cation shown is stabilized by the oxygen donating an otherwise nonbonding electron pair to what ...
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