borane

[ bawr-eyn, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr eɪn, ˈboʊr- /

noun Chemistry.

any of the compounds, both neutral and anionic, of boron and hydrogen with formulas ranging from B2H6 to B20H16.

Nearby words

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  6. borasca,
  7. borasco,
  8. borate,
  9. borax,
  10. borax bead

Origin of borane

< German Boran (1916); see boron, -ane

Also called boron hydride.

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British Dictionary definitions for borane

borane

/ (ˈbɔːreɪn) /

noun

any compound of boron and hydrogen, used in the synthesis of other boron compounds and as high-energy fuels

Word Origin for borane

C20: from bor (on) + -ane

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