# Does CF3COOH undergo decarboxylation ? Why or why not? [closed]

Does $\ce{CF3COOH}$ undergo decarboxylation ? Why or why not?

Attempt:

I feel it should decarboxylate because $\ce{CF3-}$ carbanion must be stable due to fluorine's -I (electron withdrawing) effect , but I am not sure.

• That's reported in the literature, but the inductive effect still doesn't mean it's very favorable from a kinetic standpoint. – Zhe Aug 14 '18 at 12:22
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