there is no resonanace in CH3-S-CH2+ carbocation...why?

 there is no  resonanace in CH3-S-CH2+ carbocation...why?


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Vikas TU
14149 Points
6 years ago
In the first chapter of Solomon's text book there are exercises for resonance structures. One of the answers to one of the exercises suggests that 1-bromoethene  has resonance structures.
[ CH3-S+=CH2  :resonance:CH3-S-CH2+]
And the answer is with a hybridized bond between the sulfur and the carbon. I don't understand why this would be the case. I didn't think that the structure with the charged carbon would be a meaningful resonance structure, and that the sulfur given its size would be better able to hold the charge.

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