Definition of ylid in English:

ylid

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪlɪd
 
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(also ylide /ˈɪlʌɪd/)

noun

Chemistry
  • 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
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    • This reaction occurs between an ylide and a carbonyl group which ultimately yields the alkene.

Origin

1950s: from -yl + -ide.

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