Meaning of CATION in English


electric charge , indicated by a superscript plus sign after the chemical symbol.

Cations in a liquid subjected to an electric field collect at the negative pole ( cathode ). Examples include sodium (Na + ), calcium (Ca 2+ ), and ammonium (NH 4 + ; see ammonia ). See also {{link=ion">ion ; Compare anion .

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