Cluster ion

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Cluster ion
An ion formed by a multi-component atomic or molecular assembly of one or more ions with atoms, ions or molecules, such as [(H20)nH]+, [(NaCl)nNa]+ and [(H3PO3)nHPO3]-.
Considered between 2004 and 2006 but not included in the 2006 PAC submission
This is an unofficial draft definition presented for information and comment.

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An ion formed by the combination of two or more atoms, ions or molecules of a chemical species, often in association with a second species.