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A cation is a positively charged ion, with fewer electrons than protons, while an anion is negatively charged, with more electrons than protons. Because of their opposite electric charges, cations and anions attract each other and readily form ionic compounds. –

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  • cation (plural: cations)

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  • positief geladen ion
  • kation (positief geladen ion)(plural: kationen)