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Definition of "carbocation" []

  • Any cation containing an excess positive charge on one or more carbon atoms (noun)

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Use "carbocation" in a sentence
  • "A. Olah from the University of Southern California was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1994 "for his contributions to carbocation chemistry"."
  • "The concept of superelectrophiles thus emerged from my previous studies on superacidic carbocation and onium ion systems."
  • "Olah's contributions to carbocation chemistry have also led to new industrial processes e.g. for the production of high-octane petrol."