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[bawr-eyn, bohr-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. any of the compounds, both neutral and anionic, of boron and hydrogen with formulas ranging from B2H6 to B20H16.
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Origin of borane

< German Boran (1916); see boron, -ane
Also called boron hydride.
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British Dictionary definitions for borane


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

C20: from bor (on) + -ane
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