Cation: Definition & Examples


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What is an ion?

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1. What is the best definition of a cation?

2. Which of the following is not an appropriate charge for a cation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you describe ions, ionic compounds and cations? You'll need to do so in order to pass this short, multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Correctly answer questions on the following:

  • What an ion is
  • The definition of 'cation'
  • Finding the appropriate charge for a cation
  • Ionic compounds
  • Examples of important cations

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as ion and ionic compound
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the features and examples of cations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cations in living systems and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of cations by checking out the accompanying lesson, which is called Cation: Definition & Examples. Topics covered by this lesson include the following:

  • Elements or compounds in cation form
  • Cation formation
  • Nonmetal cations
  • Where cations are found and used