onium etymology

English word onium comes from English ammonia

Detailed word origin of onium

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ammonia English (eng) (inorganic compound) A gaseous compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, NH3, with a pungent smell and taste.
ammonium English (eng) (inorganic chemistry) The univalent NH4+ cation, derived by the protonation of ammonia.
onium English (eng) (chemistry) any cation derived by the addition of a proton to the hydride of any element of the nitrogen, chalcogen or halogen families. (chemistry) any organic derivative of these compounds.

Words with the same origin as onium

Descendants of ammonia
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