•The height of the peak will give the relative concentration of the ions present.
•The highest peak is known as the base peak and is assigned an intensity of 100%.
•The intensities of the other peaks are measured relative to the base peak.
•The mass spectrum is unique to the compound and can be used to identify a substance by comparing it to a data bank of known spectrums.
•The peak with the greatest mass will generally give the relative atomic mass of the molecule.