Salha Karattuthodi , asked a question
Subject: Chemistry , asked on 20/12/10

What is hyperconjugation ?


Shukla Paladhi , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 21/12/10

Hi Salha,
Hyperconjugation is a phenomenon which involves the delocalisation of σ − electrons to C − H bond of an alkyl group directly attached to an unsaturated system or to an atom with an unshared p-orbital (shown in figure)
For example: the hyperconjugation in ethyl cation can be shown as follows.

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Salha Karattuthodi , added an answer, on 6/3/11
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thank u

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