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Answer to Question #36853 in Organic Chemistry for bhawna

Question #36853
A carbanion formed by 3 membered or 4 memebered ring are more stable than acyclic counterpart. Why ?
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The C-H bond in the strained cycles has more s-character and thus lower energy. Occurrence of negative charge on the lower energy orbital is more preferable, hence the stability of such carbanions is higher.

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