Is of Relevance


Senior Member
Latvia, Latvian

Could you help me to understand the coloured part of the sentence below!

Ions are often produced with multiple charges. This occurs most frequently with higher weight molecular compounds, and therefore is often of relevance to the analysis samples containing high molecular weight compounds.

Does this mean "to be suitable" or "it isn't suitable"?

Thank You!
  • GEmatt

    Senior Member
    English/BE, Français/CH, Deutsch/CH (rustier & rustier)

    When X is of relevance to Y, it means that X pertains to or is related to Y. Not quite the same as suitable.

    Physics Guy

    Senior Member
    U.S. English
    In the context,

    "is often of relevance to" = "matters in" or "is important in"

    In other words, the analysis depends on the degree of ionization (which can vary), so you'd better take that fact into account.
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