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    Stability of Benzylic Carbocation

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    A benzylic carbocation is generated under the conditions of part A. Would the presence of a para CH3O- group on the benzene ring increase or decrease the stability of the benzylic carbocation? Explain.

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    The para-OMe group will increase the stability of the carbocation ...

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    Provides an explanation about the stability of benzylic carbocation with the presence of a para CH30 group on a benzene ring.