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Stability of dihalocarbenes

by GPhab
Tags: dihalocarbenes, stability
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Sep2-08, 02:20 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Predict the stability order of dihalocarbenes.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm lost. Just give me a hint and I'll see if I can get it figured out.
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Sep5-08, 02:36 AM
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Dihalocarbenes exist in singlet state. Wiki says that singlet carbenes can be stabilized by electron donating groups as they help in delocalizing the electrons into an empty p-orbital. So why is CF2 the most stable. It has been almost 48 hours since the last post. Why isn't anybody replying?(Maybe it was because I wasn't successful in convincing any one of you that I sincerely attempted this question.)

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