carbonium

noun
car·​bo·​ni·​um | \ kär-ˈbō-nē-əm How to pronounce carbonium (audio) \

Definition of carbonium

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

First Known Use of carbonium

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carbonium

carb- + -onium

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“Carbonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbonium. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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