carbanion

noun
carb·​an·​ion | \ kär-ˈba-ˌnī-ən How to pronounce carbanion (audio) , -ˌnī-ˌän \

Definition of carbanion

: an organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom — compare carbonium

First Known Use of carbanion

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Carbanion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carbanion. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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carbanion

noun
carb·​an·​ion | \ kär-ˈban-ˌī-ən, -ˌī-ˌän How to pronounce carbanion (audio) \

Medical Definition of carbanion

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

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