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Carbocation

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  • A carbocation is a species containing a carbon atom that lacks an octet of valence electrons and bears a formal charge of +1.

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    Some carbocations are resonance stabilized, in which case some or all resonance forms of the species fit the above definition.

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    see also alkyl carbocation, allylic carbocation, benzylic carbocation, acylium ion, alkenyl carbocation, aryl carbocation