Ylide Definition

noun

(organic chemistry) Any organic compound in which two adjacent atoms are connected by both a covalent and an ionic bond; normally written X+-Y-

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Singular:
ylide
Plural:
ylides

Origin of Ylide

  • From the resonance structure between the covalent form (-yl, where the carbanion exists as a methylidenyl group) and the ionic form (-ide, as in methanide).

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