Is a proton a hydrogen cation and vice versa?

  • Thread starter Aymeric
  • Start date
  • #1
12
0
Hello,

I was wondering if it could be said that any proton can be identified as a hydrogen cation, and any hydrogen cation as a proton.

Thanks.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
35,396
11,758
Any free proton is a hydrogen cation.
There are hydrogen isotopes with neutrons (deuterium and tritium) - therefore, hydrogen cations can be a single proton or (proton+neutron) or (proton+2 neutrons).
Actually there are more hydrogen isotopes, but they are so short-living that it is pointless to talk about electrons and chemistry.
 
  • #3
12
0
Thanks!
 

Related Threads on Is a proton a hydrogen cation and vice versa?

Replies
7
Views
4K
Replies
6
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
10K
Replies
1
Views
10K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
1K
Replies
3
Views
11K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
3K
Replies
3
Views
3K
Top