Carbanion

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IUPAC RECOMMENDATIONS 2013
Carbanion
Even-electron anion with a significant portion of the excess negative charge located on a carbon atom that usually has three substituent groups and an unshared pair of electrons for a total of eight valence electrons, with general formula R1R2R3C- where the R groups are any organic structure.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the Gold Book). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins.

From Definitions of Terms Relating to Mass Spectrometry (IUPAC Recommendations 2013); DOI: 10.1351/PAC-REC-06-04-06 © IUPAC 2013.

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