hydronium ion

[hahy-droh-nee-uh m]


the hydrogen ion bonded to a molecule of water, H3O+, the form in which hydrogen ions are found in aqueous solution.

Origin of hydronium ion

< German Hydronium (1907), contraction of Hydroxonium; see hydro-2, oxonium ion
Also called oxonium ion.

oxonium ion

noun Chemistry.

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British Dictionary definitions for oxonium ion

hydronium ion


chem another name for hydroxonium ion

Word Origin for hydronium ion

C20: from hydro- + (amm) onium
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