Carbocation Stability

by James


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Nawar Addai December 6, 2012 at 5:07 am

Thanks for your efforts


Stefanie September 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Great video! Very clear and easy to understand.


Ryan March 18, 2015 at 9:21 am

Great Video Thanks a bunch.
Although towards the end you touched on Chlorine being part of the resonance structure with the carbocation, and it threw me off a bit. I didn’t think Haylides could double bond.


James March 23, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Ah yes – well it’s more of a resonance contributor than anything. That resonance contribution allows the carbon to have a full octet. It’s an effect known as “pi donation” and it comes up a lot in Org 2 in the chapter on aromatics.


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