What is electronic transmutation?

The idea of electronic transmutation is that by addition or removal of an electron to/or from an element will result in it having similar chemical bonding and geometric structure as the element that procceds (electron removal) or succeeds (electron addition) it.

A publication by Dr. Jared Olsen and Dr. Alex Boldyrev title,"Electronic Transmutation: Boron Acquiring an Extra Electron Becomes 'Carbon'," demonstrates that addition of an extra electron to boron results in the formation of two center two electron (2c-2e-) B–B σ-bonds. Bonds which are known to be avoided by boron, but are the classically known strong bond of carbon.