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How is peak area calculated in MassHunter Qual in average mass spectra?

Question asked by jcc007 on Oct 12, 2020
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2020 by howard_sanford


I am using Masshunter Qualitative Analysis B.08.00. I extracted an average mass spectrum from the main peak observed in my TIC. I see the peak areas for the peaks in my average MS listed in the MS Peaks One table, and am trying to understand how the results are determined. Does the software choose the valleys between individual peaks and drop to baseline, or is it a tangent skim method going from valley to valley? And can these parameters be adjusted?

I've attached a screenshot as well.