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ylid Line breaks: ylid
Pronunciation: /ˈɪlɪd/
(also ylide ˈɪlʌɪd)

Definition of ylid in English:


A compound having an uncharged molecule containing a negatively charged carbon atom directly bonded to a positively charged atom of sulphur, phosphorus, nitrogen, or another element: ammonium ylids
More example sentences
  • This reaction occurs between an ylide and a carbonyl group which ultimately yields the alkene.


1950s: from -yl + -ide.

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