Hydronium Ion Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Hydronium Ion

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hydronium cation
The hydronium cation is the simplest type of oxonium ion. The ion is made by adding another hydrogen to water. Jacek FH/Wikipedia Commons/Public Domain

Hydronium Ion Definition:

The name given to the H3O+cation, derived from the protonation of water. The hydronium ion is the simplest type of oxonium ion.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Hydronium Ion Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-hydronium-ion-604531. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Hydronium Ion Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-hydronium-ion-604531 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Hydronium Ion Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-hydronium-ion-604531 (accessed October 19, 2017).