Difference between Molecule and Molecular Ion

Molecule  Molecular Ion
It is the smallest particle of an element or compound which can exist independently and shows all the properties of that compound. It is formed by gain or loss electrons by a molecule.
It is always neutral. It can have negative or positive charge
it is formed by the combination of atoms. it is formed by the ionization of a molecule.
it is a stable unit. it is a reactive specie.

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