Carbenium-ion definition

kär-bēnē-əm
An organic cation, such as H3 C+ , having one less electron than a corresponding free radical and having a positive charge localized on the carbon atom.
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(chemistry) Any carbocation containing a tervalent carbon atom.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carbenium-ion
Plural:
carbenium-ions

Origin of carbenium-ion

  • carb(o)– –en(e) –ium

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