Definition of carbanion in English:

carbanion

Line breaks: carb|anion
Pronunciation: /kɑːˈbanʌɪən
 
/

noun

Chemistry
An organic anion in which the negative charge is located on a carbon atom.
More example sentences
  • As a result, carbonyl compounds can form carbon anions (carbanions) and act as nucleophiles rather than electrophiles.
  • Two important examples of stable carbanions are the cyanide anion (NC -) and the metalocenes.
  • They react with water and alcohols in what are essentially acid-base reactions, as if they contained a carbanion; they will also remove protons that are much less acidic than those of water and alcohols.

Definition of carbanion in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day humoresque
Pronunciation: ˌ(h)yo͞oməˈresk
noun
a short, lively piece of music