Carbanion definition

kär-bănīən, -īŏn
An anion in which carbon carries a negative charge and an unshared pair of electrons.
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A transient, negatively charged organic ion, as H3C,R3C, that has one more electron than the corresponding free radical.
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(chemistry) Any organic anion of general formula R3C-
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Noun

Singular:
carbanion
Plural:
carbanions