A positively charged ion, resulting from dissociation of molecules in solution.Ions are categorized as single or multiple elements that contain a charge, which when in cation form is constituted by some kind of compound formula or element symbol. These ions are written with superscript right after the formula or symbol that describes the amount of charge. Cations are made when an element or a group of elements are reduced by one or more electrons. While this process might seem unorthodox due to the faulty logic of losing something as being considered positive, elections are really negatively charged particles. For this reason, when an element suffers fails to retain an electron, it becomes more positive and less negative.