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A cation is an ion with positive charge. An ion is an elementary particle or system of elementary particles with a net electric charge. ... Electric charge is a fundamental property of some subatomic particles, which determines their electromagnetic interactions. ...

When naming compounds, the cation is always named first and the anion second. A monatomic cation always takes its name from the name of the element. For example, Ca2+ is called calcium. A compound is an area of land that is surrounded by fences, walls, or barbed wire and is used for a particular purpose, especially an area containing buildings and where the entry and exit of people is controlled. ... An anion is an ion with negative charge. ... A monatomic ion is an ion consisting of a single atom. ...

Metals are more likely to form cations because they have a tendency to lose electrons. For alternative meanings see metal (disambiguation). ... Properties The electron (also called negatron, commonly represented as e−) is a subatomic particle. ...

The name cation stems from the fact that a cation is attracted to the cathode of a galvanic cell. Diagram of a copper cathode In chemistry a cathode is the electrode of an electrochemical cell at which reduction occurs. ...


See category for a bigger list. General Name, Symbol, Number hydrogen, H, 1 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 1, 1, s Appearance colorless Atomic mass 1. ... General Name, Symbol, Number sodium, Na, 11 Chemical series alkali metals Group, Period, Block 1, 3, s Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 22. ... General Name, Symbol, Number magnesium, Mg, 12 Chemical series alkaline earth metals Group, Period, Block 2, 3, s Appearance silvery white Atomic mass 24. ...

Also see oxycation. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

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