carbonium

noun

car·​bo·​ni·​um kär-ˈbō-nē-əm How to pronounce carbonium (audio)
: an organic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom compare carbanion

Examples of carbonium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bezel is blue carbonium, a lightweight, durable material used in the aerospace industry that, because its manufacturing process involves using waste materials, has a 40% lower environmental impact than other carbon. Carol Besler, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

carb- + -onium

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbonium was in 1902

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“Carbonium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbonium. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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