Parent ion

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Orange Book

ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION

IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.

Parent ion

An electrically charged molecular moiety which may dissociate to form fragments, oneor more of which may be electrically charged, and one or more neutral species. Aparent ion may be a molecular ion or an electrically charged fragment of a molecular ion. Synonymous with Precursor ion.

IUPAC 1997 Orange Book Chapter 12
Index of Orange Book Terms


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