Astrophysics (index)

C+

(Singly Ionized Carbon)
(ionized carbon missing one electron)

C+ is a single Carbon (C) atom missing one electron, i.e., with five electrons. It isn't stable because a shell is partially filled.

In astrophysics, one of its Spectral Lines (2P3/2->2P1/2) indicates cooling in a gas cloud warmed by far Ultraviolet (UV) light.


(ion,carbon)
http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/ion
http://dictionary.obspm.fr/?showAll=1&formSearchTextfield=singly+ionized+carbon

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