Chemistry

Difference between Molecule and Molecular Ion

the Major Difference between Molecule and Molecular Ion is that A molecule is a group of atoms that have joined together into one piece while molecular ion is a radical cation formed by removal of a single electron from a parent molecule in a mass spectrometer.

Molecule  Molecular Ion
It is the smallest particle of an element or compound that can exist independently and shows all the properties of that compound. It is formed by gain or loss of electrons by a molecule.
It is always neutral. It can have a 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 species.

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