- Homework Statement:
- determine the stability of these following carbocations
- Relevant Equations:
Sorry in advance if the vocab is incorrect, i'm translating this from french.
In the correction, it's written that the 4th carbocation is the less stable due to the attracting inductif effect of the carbonyle group.
But isn't this carbocation stabilised by the mesomer effect of the C=O bond? And if it isn't stabilised by the mesomer effect can you please explain to me why?
And in case it is, how do we determine the stability between the 1st and 4th carbocation?
Thank you so much!