what is the difference between Spectroscopy and Spectrometry???????


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don't freak with thallium, it's very poisonous! -)

it seems we chemists are forever to be plagued with these daft pedantic distinctions between spectroscopy and spectrometry, between lanthanides and lanthanoids, ....

I think some people prefer to say "mass spectrometry" because "it's not proper spectroscopy", because spectroscopy involves analysing the component wavelengths present in absorbed or reflected electromagnetic radiation,
which mass spec. doesn't actually do that.

However mass spec. is an analytical tool in a similar vein to spectroscopic techniques, and the results can be presented as little lines in a row, so that's good enough for most people lol

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