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ammonium

[ uh-moh-nee-uhm ]
/ əˈmoʊ ni əm /
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noun Chemistry.
the univalent ion, NH4+, or group, NH4, which plays the part of a metal in the salt formed when ammonia reacts with an acid.

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Origin of ammonium

<New Latin; see ammonia, -ium; coined by J. J. Berzelius in 1808
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British Dictionary definitions for ammonium

ammonium
/ (əˈməʊnɪəm, -njəm) /

noun
(modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group NH 4 – or the ion NH 4 +ammonium compounds
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Scientific definitions for ammonium

ammonium
[ ə-mōnē-əm ]

A positively charged ion, NH4, derived from ammonia and found in a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds. Compounds of ammonium chemically resemble the alkali metals.
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