[kahr-ban-ahy-uh n, -on]
- an organic ion containing a negatively charged carbon atom (opposed to carbonium ion).
Origin of carbanion
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- chem a negatively charged organic ion in which most of the negative charge is localized on a carbon atomCompare carbonium ion
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