Ammonium meaning

ə-mōnē-əm
The univalent chemical ion NH4 +, derived from ammonia, whose compounds chemically resemble the alkali metals.
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The monovalent radical NH4, present in salts produced by the reaction of ammonia with an acid: its compounds are like those of the alkali metals.
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A positively charged ion, NH4 , derived from ammonia and found in a wide variety of organic and inorganic compounds. Compounds of ammonium chemically resemble the alkali metals.
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(inorganic chemistry) The univalent NH4+ cation, derived by the protonation of ammonia.
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Origin of ammonium

  • ammon(ia) –ium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • ammonia +‎ -ium

    From Wiktionary