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The mass-selected ions are activated in which of the following ways that cause them to fall apart to produce product ions?

(a) Collisional activation

(b) Evaporational activation

(c) Inert gas activation

(d) Thermal activation

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This intriguing question comes from Tandem Mass Spectroscopy in section Mass Spectrometer of Analytical Instrumentation

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The correct option is (a) Collisional activation

The explanation: The mass-selected ions are activated by some means that cause them to fall apart to produce product ions. They are activated by collisional activation.

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