Definition of Oxonium

1. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) Any univalent oxygen cation derived from water, the simplest of which is the hydronium ion (H3O+). ¹



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Definition of Oxonium

1. a certain grouping of oxygen and hydrogen atoms [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxonium

oxole
oxoles
oxolin
oxolinic acid
oxomemazine
oxometalate
oxometalates
oxometallate
oxometallates
oxonate
oxonates
oxonic
oxonic acid
oxonine
oxonines
oxonium (current term)
oxonium ion
oxoniums
oxophenarsine hydrochloride
oxopnictide
oxopnictides
oxorhenium
oxos
oxosilane
oxosilanes
oxosuccinic acid
oxosulfoselenide
oxotremorine
oxovanadium
oxpecker

Literary usage of Oxonium

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1. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik. Holleman (1920)
"These compounds have been named oxonium salts, on account of their analogy to the ... The power of forming oxonium salts does not seem to be limited to ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"oxonium salts. The formation of oxonium salts need not be considered to be connected ... The readiness of formation of the oxonium salt often parallels the ..."

3. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"In other words, in indifferent solvents the solid, dark oxonium salts are almost completely "hydrolyzed" to the true open ..."

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