onium compound

onium salt

/ (ˈəʊnɪəm) /

noun

chem any salt in which the positive ion (onium ion) is formed by the attachment of a proton to a neutral compound, as in ammonium, oxonium, and sulphonium compounds

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Word Origin for onium compound

C20: from (amm) onium

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