Positive ion

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Positive ion
The same as Cation
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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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.