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carbonium ion

[ kahr-boh-nee-uhm ]
/ kɑrˈboʊ ni əm /
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noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for carbonium ion

carbonium ion
/ (kɑːˈbəʊnɪəm) /

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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