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English translation: SCN

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01:24 Mar 12, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / GC/MS
French term or phrase: SCN
Under the detector (MS model QMD 1000) settings section, it has a line reading:

Option: SCN

I can't figure out if this is just short for the English word "scanning" or if it's some other French abbreviation I'm not thinking of.

Thanks,

Eric
Eric Bullington
Local time: 11:51
English translation:SCN
Explanation:
Hi. Scan seems likely, especially if the other commands have three letters. I find machine commands are generally in English. Alternatively, does the chemical group thiocyanate make any sense in the context?
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Karen Tkaczyk
United States
Local time: 09:51
Grading comment
Thanks, Karen
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3 +2SCN
Karen Tkaczyk


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
SCN


Explanation:
Hi. Scan seems likely, especially if the other commands have three letters. I find machine commands are generally in English. Alternatively, does the chemical group thiocyanate make any sense in the context?

Karen Tkaczyk
United States
Local time: 09:51
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 298
Grading comment
Thanks, Karen

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Diane de Cicco: Yes, mass spectrometer scanning (http://www.iupac.org/goldbook/S05485.pdf)
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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