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Hydrogen when its electron is removed

  1. Jun 8, 2007 #1
    What happens when the electron is removed from hydrogen? Is it just a proton at that point or does it become hydron which I read about but was not explained in any kind of detail :confused:
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  3. Jun 8, 2007 #2
    I think what is called hydron in chemistry is just a single proton, which is what remains when you have stripped the hydrogen. It is not clear to me why they use such a denomination. Maybe because they worry about other isotopes of hydrogen, as suggested on the wiki page and the IUPAC document linked there...
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