Which of the following is the most unstable carbocation? - Chemistry

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Which of the following is the most unstable carbocation?

Options

  • (CH3)3C+

  • (CH3)2CH+

  • \[\ce{CH3 - CH^+_2}\]

  • \[\ce{CH^+_3}\]

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Solution

\[\ce{CH^+_3}\]

Explanation:

The stability of carbocations: 3° > 2° > 1°

1° carbocation = \[\ce{^+CH3}\] is least stable.

Concept: Theoretical Basis of Organic Reactions
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