How does the stability of carbocation is related with the stability of free radical?

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Mar 16, 2018

I've answered this question almost 10 times...

It must be important to understanding organic chemistry!

The answer here is: hyperconjugation.

What's that?

It's the inductive donation of electron density from carbon hydrogen-bonds in the plane of the trigonal planar carbon with the radical or positive charge. Here's a diagram that helps makes sense of this (it's in my text),

Organic Chemistry, D. Klein