carbanion

[ kahr-ban-ahy-uh n, -on ]
/ kɑrˈbænˌaɪ ən, -ɒn /

noun

an organic ion containing a negatively charged carbon atom (opposed to carbonium ion).

Nearby words

  1. carbamyl,
  2. carbamylchloride choline,
  3. carbamyltransferase,
  4. carbamylurea,
  5. carbanil,
  6. carbarn,
  7. carbaryl,
  8. carbazole,
  9. carbazotic acid,
  10. carbeen

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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