tight ion pair

tight ion pair

[′tīt ′ī‚än ‚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 contact ion pair; intimate ion pair.
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The stearate ion formed a strong, stable and tight ion pair with bulky triethyl benzyl ammonium cation of TEBA.