Definition of carbocation in English:
Another term for carbonium ion.
- Some examples of positively charged electrophiles are the hydronium ion, nitronium ions, metal ions, and carbocations.
- All carbocations are strong alkylating agents with a high affinity for groups which donate or share their electrons, such as halide ions, hydroxyl anions and amines.
- The resulting esters generate carbocations that react with DNA.
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