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Quaternary Ammonium Ion

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  • A quaternary (4º) ammonium ion is an ammonium ion that has the following general structural formula.

     

     

    R1, R2, R3, and R4 could be alkyl groups, aryl groups, or any combination thereof.

     

    eg:

     

     

    see also quaternary ammonium saltprimary ammonium ion, secondary ammonium ion, tertiary ammonium ion