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ionogen

[ahy-on-uh-jin, -jen]
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noun Physics, Chemistry.
  1. any substance capable of producing ions, as an electrolyte.
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Origin of ionogen

First recorded in 1905–10; ion + -o- + -gen
Related formsi·on·o·gen·ic [ahy-on-uh-jen-ik] /aɪˌɒn əˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective
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  • As a matter of experience, the conductivity of a given quantity of an acid or other ionogen does tend toward a limit.

    The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2.

    Julius Stieglitz