carbonium ion

[kahr-boh-nee-uh m]

noun

an organic ion containing a positively charged carbon atom (opposed to carbanion).

Nearby words

  1. carbonic acid,
  2. carbonic anhydrase,
  3. carbonic-acid gas,
  4. carboniferous,
  5. carbonium,
  6. carbonization,
  7. carbonize,
  8. carbonless paper,
  9. carbonnade,
  10. carbonous

Origin of carbonium ion


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British Dictionary definitions for carbonium ion

carbonium ion

noun

chem a positively charged organic ion in which most of the positive charge is localized on a carbon atomCompare carbanion
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