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- Sep 5, 2008
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If a carboanion is attached to 3 e-withdrawing groups, wouldn't that be stable? Why is carbanion** stability opp of carbocation?
Ok, I'll qualify my statement - doesn't happen often where I don't get corrected to some extent or ask a question at the end of a thread just to have you ignore it! (kidding)sure it does. there are a ton of threads I don't even open when I see that the last post was by loveoforganic (unless of course you started the thread and had 0 replies)
Alkyl groups are electron donating. You're supplying more electron density to your negative charge. This is why potassium tert-butoxide is such a strong base.
I'm going to speculate on this one. I'm actually pretty sure this is correct, but take it with a grain of salt, just in case.Oh ok, cool stuff. I've seen other instances of the cation exchange in superbases, and out of curiosity again, what's the driving force between the cation exchange? If I'm branching into the world of physical organic chem, you need not bother with a response because I probably won't understand it! Thanks