contact ion pair

contact ion pair

[¦kän‚takt ′ī·ən ‚per]
(organic chemistry)
An ion pair composed of individual ions which keep their stereochemical configuration; no solvent molecules separate the cation and anion. Also known as intimate ion pair.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In solvents with a low D that also lack the ability to solvate ions (hydrocarbons, halohydrocarbons) the interaction does not go beyond the initial hydrogen bond or contact ion pair formation.