Draw both resonance structures of the most stable carbocation intermediate in the reaction shown+HBrYou do not have to consider stereochemistry.Do not include anionic counter-ions, e.g., I, in your answer.Draw one structure per sketcher. Add additional sketchers using the drop-down menu in the bottom right corner.Separate resonance structures using thesymbol from the drop-down menu

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Draw both resonance structures of the most stable carbocation intermediate in the reaction shown.

Draw both resonance structures of the most stable carbocation intermediate in the reaction shown
+HBr
You do not have to consider stereochemistry.
Do not include anionic counter-ions, e.g., I, in your answer.
Draw one structure per sketcher. Add additional sketchers using the drop-down menu in the bottom right corner.
Separate resonance structures using thesymbol from the drop-down menu
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Draw both resonance structures of the most stable carbocation intermediate in the reaction shown +HBr You do not have to consider stereochemistry. Do not include anionic counter-ions, e.g., I, in your answer. Draw one structure per sketcher. Add additional sketchers using the drop-down menu in the bottom right corner. Separate resonance structures using thesymbol from the drop-down menu

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Step 1

The cation that acts as a intermediate in the reaction is known as carbocation. In carbocation, carbon carries positive charge and it is present in the trigonal planar geometry. The stability of carbocation depends upon the resonance factor.

A structure which shows delocalization of electrons within a molecule is known as resonance structure. In these structures, the positions of atomic nuclei are fixed and differ only in arrangement of the electrons in the structure.

Step 2

The carbocation stabilizes by the resonance that is the positive charge get delocalize resulting in decrease in the deficiency of electron and increase in the stability of carbocation. 

Step 3

Addition of HBr in the given molecule gives the resonance stabilized carbocation as the intermediate.The resonance structures can be generated by moving selected electrons in the structure of a molecule. 

In the given molecule, the double bond wil attack on the acidic hydrogen of HBr, and the electron donating methyl group m...

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