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Stability comparision between cyclopropylmethyl and other stabilised cations?

There are quite a few quantitative ways to measure the stability of carbocations (you could have a brief image of them if you look at March's Advanced Organic Chemistry or F.A.Carey's organic ...
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Can potassium iodide break down gelatin capsules?

The iodide capsules contain some potassium iodide $\ce{KI}$. This substance is rather hygroscopic. In the contact of air, it quickly withdraws water from the air. It is quickly transformed into a brew ...
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A closed ring of only nitrogen atoms

An aromatic five-nitrogen ring is known as the pentazolate ion, $\ce{N_5^-}$. Among several documentations of this anion, which is isoelectronic with the cyclopentadienyl anion, the Wikipedia article ...
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A closed ring of only nitrogen atoms

How can it be so much unstable when it's structure resembles so much to that of benzene which is exceptionally stable. Benzene is not exceptionally stable to start with. As you substitute more and ...
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Why is formic acid a stronger acid than acetic acid?

We may also consider solvation. Formate ion is relatively compact and thus more readily solvated by water molecules than acetate or other carboxylates, which are encumbered by their hydrocarbon groups....
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Stability of carbocations: CF3+ vs CH3+

Despite the strong $\sigma$-electron withdrawing effect of fluorine, $\ce{CF3+}$ has been stabilized relative to that of $\ce{CH3+}$. For example, the reaction: $$\ce{CH3+ + CHF3 -> CF3+ + CH4}$$ ...

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