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document Carbocations
Carbocations are high-energy (unstable) intermediates found in the mechanisms of some organic reactions. The carbon with the positive charge does not have a complete octet of electrons, contributing to the lack of stability. Carbocations are typically not able to be isolated easily. The...
01 Feb, 2012 Comments: 0
document Carbocation Rearrangements
Carbocations are prone to rearrangement via 1,2-hyride or 1,2-alkyl shifts provided it generates a more stable carbocation. For example: Notice that the "predicted" product is only formed in 3% yield, and that products with a different...
12 Feb, 2012 Comments: 0

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