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Homework Help: Stability of carbocation

  1. Apr 18, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Does +I effect stabilize or destabilize a carbocation

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    In one way, +I effect tends to increase electron density on the carbocation and hence neutralize the charge and hence would stabilize it. On the other hand, the nature of carbocation would be lost( I dont know whether that is related to unstability)
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 18, 2015 #2
    inductive and mesomer effects(+I , +M) stabilize carbocation because they decrease carbocation's electron deficiency
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