divalent carbon

divalent carbon

[dī′vā·lənt ′kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A charged or uncharged carbon atom that has formed only two covalent bonds. Also known as dicovalent carbon.
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Assuming that methane-to-ethane photo-chemistry occurs at these distances from the Sun, the primary photodissociation mode in light with wavelengths between 129 to 147 nm (the methane absorption band) is the elimination of molecular hydrogen and the formation of a divalent carbon called methylene.
The chemistry of the isocyanides is profoundly different from the rest of organic chemistry, because the functional group of the isocyanides is the only one that contains a divalent carbon atom [C.