Definition of diborane in English:

diborane

Syllabification: di·bo·rane
Pronunciation: /dīˈbôrˌān
 
/

noun

Chemistry
A poisonous, reactive gas made by the action of acids on some borides. It is the simplest of the boranes and is an example of electron-deficient bonding.
  • Chemical formula: B2H6
More example sentences
  • The similarity between the electronic structures of ethylene and diborane is well known.
  • The reactions of diborane and its alkyl- and aryl-derivatives with indefinite compounds are also analyzed.
  • Chronic exposure to low concentrations of diborane may cause headache, light-headedness, fatigue, weakness in the muscles, and tremors.

Definition of diborane in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hypnopompic
Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
relating to the state immediately preceding waking up