anion definition

  • noun:
    • A negatively recharged ion, especially the ion that migrates to an anode in electrolysis.
    • An negatively charged ion.
    • An electro-negative atom or selection of atoms, or perhaps the element which, in electro-chemical decompositions, is developed during the anode; -- opposed to cation.
    • In electrical energy, a term used by Faraday compared to that component of an electrolyte that electrochemical decompositions appears at positive pole, or anode, as air or chlorine.
    • a negatively recharged ion

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