# Which Carbocation is most stable among the three? [closed]

According to me the answer should be (C) as that Carbocation will be stablized by resonance with Chlorine. I have read that resonance is the biggest deciding factor about the stability of a carbocation But some argue that (A) would be most stable as it is farthest away from a highly electronegative Chlorine atom. Please help

• Are you sure B can be discharged out discussion? – Alchimista Jan 16 '19 at 13:26
• i do not agree with you because Cl is considered a deactivating(electron withdrawing) groupand the carbon will be very posistive which this itself causes instablitiy. – parsa ahmadi Jan 16 '19 at 15:31
• If you're not "supposed to" think about chloronium in such case then such question is pretty much waste of time. – Mithoron Jan 16 '19 at 18:08

$$\text{resonance}>\text{hyperconjugation}>\text{inductive}$$