Orange Book entry
|ORANGE BOOK DEFINITION
IUPAC. Analytical Division. Compendium of Analytical Nomenclature (the Orange Book). Definitive Rules, 1979.
This is an electrically charged atom, radical, molecule or molecular moiety which has lost one or more electrons, thereby acquiring a positive charge. The term 'cation' is not recommended because of its use in solution chemistry. The use of the term 'Mass Ion' is not recommended.
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