what is a carbocation and what are the methods of assessing its stability and acidic character?

Asked by  | 8th May, 2008, 03:05: PM

Expert Answer:

The covalent bond when cleaved by heterolytic cleavage we get a species having C possessing sextext of electrons and a positive charge is called a carbocation.

lower the energy of a molecule by sharing the charge among as many atoms as possible? Recall that acidity is related to the stability of theconjugate base. What’s going on with carbocations is very similar. Whenthe neighboring carbons donate some electron density, the energy of the entire system is lowered because the charge is spread over more atoms

Answered by  | 9th May, 2008, 05:59: PM

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