carbocation

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carbocation

[¦kär·bō′kat‚ī·ən]
(organic chemistry)
A positively charged ion whose charge resides, at least in part, on a carbon atom or group of carbon atoms.
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Increasing temperature could improve both of the diffusion velocity of carbonium ions (+C[H.
At high reaction temperature (>600[degrees]C), C4 hydrocarbons will certainly undergo free radical reactions, as well as carbonium ion reactions on the active centres of catalyst surface.
His research includes work on reactive intermediates in chemistry, free-atom reactions, and reactions of free carbonium ions.
2] hydrocarbons, and (2) cracking of hydrocarbon products via a carbonium ion mechanism that favors the formation of isoparaffins, internal olefins, and [C.
Butler and Hussain (1981) suggested a mechanism for the generation of this intermediate and its subsequent oxidation to form a coloured carbonium ion [XII], which has since been cited in reviews on the determination of urea (Taylor and Vadgama 1992; Francis et al.
David Wulfman is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a PhD from Stanford University where he did work on steroid total syntheses and NMR studies of carbonium ion processes.
Schleyer, Carbonium Ions, 2, 837-97, Wiley, New York (1970).