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carbonium ion

[kahr-boh-nee-uh m] /kɑrˈboʊ ni əm/
noun
1.
an organic ion containing a positively charged carbon atom (opposed to carbanion).
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carbonium ion

/kɑːˈbəʊnɪəm/
noun
1.
(chem) a positively charged organic ion in which most of the positive charge is localized on a carbon atom Compare carbanion
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carbonium ion

any member of a class of organic molecules with positive charges localized at a carbon atom. Certain carbonium ions can be prepared in such a way that they are stable enough for study; more frequently they are only short-lived forms (intermediates) occurring during chemical reactions.

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