The name "nitronium" has been used for the cation; even though this cation can be named "nitrylium" by applying Rule C-83.1 of the IUPAC Nomenclature of
Organic Chemistry to the radicals given by Recommendation I-18.104.22.168. of the IUPAC Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry
, the name nitronium cannot be used for without ambiguity because of this previous usage.
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