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Tertiary Allylic Carbocation

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  • If in one or both resonance forms of an allylic carbocation the formal charge of +1 is on a tertiary carbon, the allylic carbocation is called a tertiary (3°) allylic carbocation.

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    See also primary allylic carbocation and secondary allylic carbocation.