Definition of Cation. Meaning of Cation. Synonyms of Cation

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Definition of Cation

Cation
Cation Cat"i*on, n. [Gr. ? downward + ? going, p. pr. of ? to go.] (Chem.) An electro-positive substance, which in electro-decomposition is evolved at the cathode; -- opposed to anion. --Faraday.

Meaning of Cation from wikipedia

- cloud. Cations are smaller than the corresponding parent atom or molecule due to the smaller size of the electron cloud. One particular cation (that of...
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- electric charge, so a cation-exchange capacity of 10 cmolc/kg could hold 10 cmol of Na+ cations (with 1 unit of charge per cation) per kilogram of soil...
- the cation-anion radius ratio (also: radius ratio rule) is the ratio of the ionic radius of the cation to the ionic radius of the anion in a cation-anion...
- science, cation-exchange capacity is the ion-exchange capacity of soil for positively charged ions. Soils can be considered as natural weak cation exchangers...
- vinyl cation is a carbocation with the positive charge on an alkene carbon. Its empirical formula is C 2H+ 3. More generally, a vinylic cation is any...
- and borohydride. In terms of size, the ammonium cation (rionic = 175 pm) resembles the caesium cation (rionic = 183 pm). The hydrogen atoms in the ammonium...
- hydrogen cation has different names: Hydron: general name referring to the positive ion of any hydrogen isotope (H+) Proton: 1H+ (i.e. the cation of protium)...
- in any of three forms: anion, cation or radical. The anion has eight valence electrons, the radical seven and the cation six. All three forms are highly...
- experimental results. Two other well-known structures are the Zundel cation and the Eigen cation. The Eigen solvation structure has the hydronium ion at the center...
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