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1,2-Hydride Shift

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  • A 1,2-hydride shift is a carbocation rearrangement in which a hydrogen atom in a carbocation migrates to the carbon atom bearing the formal charge of +1 (carbon 2) from an adjacent carbon (carbon 1).


    see also 1,2-alkyl shift, 1,2-aryl shift

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