Gaseous ion

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Gaseous ion
An ion that has been formed or transferred to the gas-phase. This term is normally used to differ an isolated ion existing in the gas phase from those existing in solution or other condensed-phase environments in association with solvent and counter-ions.
Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment. For current IUPAC recommended mass spectrometry terms, see the Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.
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