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Stability of carbocations and inductive effect

  1. Nov 9, 2014 #1
    Which carbocation is more stable?
    1) CH3-C+=CH2
    2) CH3-CH+-CH3

    Basically, I want to know whether the =CH2 group is electron donating or electron withdrawing. Does it show +I effect like alkyl groups?
    I mean, like in 2) the carbocation will get stabilised due to the electron donating power of alkyl groups (as it shows +I effect).
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  3. Nov 9, 2014 #2


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