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Common Cations Table

Table or List of Common Cations


Ammonium is a common ion.

Ammonium is a common ion.

Todd Helmenstine

Cations are ions which have a positive charge. This is a table listing the name, formula and charge of common cations. Alternate names are given for some cations.

Table of Common Cations

Cation Name Formula Other Name  
Aluminum Al3+    
Ammonium NH4+    
Barium Ba2+    
Calcium Ca2+    
Chromium(II) Cr2+ Chromous  
Chromium(III) Cr3+ Chromic  
Copper(I) Cu+ Cuprous  
Copper(II) Cu2+ Cupric  
Iron(II) Fe2+ Ferrous  
Iron(III) Fe3+ Ferric  
Hydrogen H+    
Hydronium H3O+ Oxonium  
Lead(II) Pb2+    
Lithium Li+    
Magnesium Mg2+    
Manganese(II) Mn2+ Manganous  
Manganese(III) Mn3+ Manganic  
Mercury(I) Hg22+ Mercurous  
Mercury(II) Hg2+ Mercuric  
Nitronium NO2+    
Potassium K+    
Silver Ag+    
Sodium Na+    
Strontium Sr2+    
Tin(II) Sn2+ Stannous  
Tin(IV) Sn4+ Stannic  
Zinc Zn2+    

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