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carbonium

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noun car·bo·ni·um \kär-ˈbō-nē-əm\

Definition of carbonium

  1. :  an organic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom — compare carbanion



Origin and Etymology of carbonium

carb- + -onium


First Known Use: 1942


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