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charge number

in inorganic nomenclature
The magnitude of the charge on an ion, given in arabic numerals followed by the sign of the charge, in parentheses without a space, immediately after the name of an ion, e.g. iron(2+), hexacyanoferrate(4−).
The term Ewens–Bassett number is no longer recommended.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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