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carbanion

[ kahr-ban-ahy-uhn, -on ]
/ kɑrˈbænˌaɪ ən, -ɒn /
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noun
an organic ion containing a negatively charged carbon atom (opposed to carbonium ion).
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Origin of carbanion

First recorded in 1933; carb- + anion
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British Dictionary definitions for carbanion

carbanion
/ (kɑːˈbænaɪən) /

noun
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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