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Easy hack to remember that Cations are positive?

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asked Apr 13, 2015 by nanospeck (4,390 points)

We might get confused between cations and anions. How do we remember that cations are positive?

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answered Apr 13, 2015 by nanospeck (4,390 points)

An easy way is to remember

Spell: CA + ION

The 't' in the middle of 'cation' can be imagined as a representation of the '+' sign.

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answered Apr 13, 2015 by nanospeck (4,390 points)

Another method is just to remember that Anions are negative, which is easier because they contain the letter 'n' ( imagined for 'negative'). There is no need to find a memory hack for cations again as it will be the opposite of 'Anions'.

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