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Allylic Carbocation

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  • An allylic carbocation is a resonance-stabilized carbocation in each of the two resonance forms of which the formal charge of +1 is on an allylic carbon.

    eg. 1:

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    eg. 2:

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    The lightest allylic carbocation (1) is called the allyl carbocation.

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    see also primary allylic carbocation, secondary allylic carbocation, tertiary allylic carbocation