What Does Ionization Mean?


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The process by which a neutral atom or molecule acquires or loses an electric charge. The production of ions.
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Vikash Swaroop answered
The word ionization can trace its root in the word ion which is usually used in physics and chemistry. Ions are atoms or molecules that have positive or negative electric charge and the phenomenon is caused by gaining or losing one or more electrons.

Ionization conveys the idea of changing something into ions or simply changing something. You can come across this word quite often as a device called ionizer is very commonly used. The work that this machine does is to make the air in a room fresh and healthy by producing negative ions. The machine is inspired by the phenomenon of lightning which also involves the same process.

The word ion has some other derivatives also to its credit and ionosphere is one of them which is used quite often in the earth science.

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