Definitions for uranylˈyʊər ə nɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
u•ra•nylˈyʊər ə nɪl(n.)
the bivalent ion UO2+2, or the group UO2, which forms salts with acids.
Origin of uranyl:
1840–50; uran (ium ) + -yl
uranyl, uranyl group, uranyl radical(noun)
the bivalent radical UO2 which forms salts with acids
The divalent radical UO, conveniently regarded as a residue of many uranium compounds.
the radical UO2, conveniently regarded as a residue of many uranium compounds
The uranyl ion is an oxycation of uranium in the oxidation state +6, with the chemical formula [UO2]2+. It has a linear structure with short U-O bonds, indicative of the presence of multiple bonds between uranium and oxygen. Four or more ligands are bound to the uranyl ion in an equatorial plane. The uranyl ion forms many complexes, particularly with ligands that have oxygen donor atoms. Complexes of the uranyl ion are important in the extraction of uranium from its ores and in nuclear fuel reprocessing.
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