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in a question i came upon the fact that cyclohexyl carbocation (cyclohexane with a positive charge on any one of the six) is more stable than cyclopentadienyl carbocation ( double bonds on 1,2 and 4,5 and carbocation on 3) why is this so?

in a question i came upon the fact that cyclohexyl carbocation (cyclohexane with a positive charge on any one of the six) is more stable than cyclopentadienyl carbocation ( double bonds on 1,2 and 4,5 and carbocation on 3) why is this so?

Grade:12

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akshay akshay
17 Points
9 years ago

cyclopentadienyl carbocation is antiaromatic and is unstable

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