- any of the compounds, both neutral and anionic, of boron and hydrogen with formulas ranging from B2H6 to B20H16.
Origin of borane
Also called boron hydride.
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- 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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