carbanion

noun

carb·​an·​ion kär-ˈba-ˌnī-ən How to pronounce carbanion (audio)
-ˌnī-ˌän
: an organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom compare carbonium

Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carbanion was in 1933

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“Carbanion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbanion. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

carbanion

noun
: an organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom

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