Positive ion

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DRAFT DEFINITION
Positive ion

An atomic or molecular species having a net positive electric charge.

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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Orange Book Entry

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.