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# Which of the following carbocation is most stable?

12.38.    Which of the following carbocation is most stable ?

$(a)\; (CH_{3})_{3}C.C\, H_{2}$      $(b)\; (C\! H_{3})_{3}C$          $(c)\; C\! H_{3}C\! H_{2}C\! H_{2}$      $(d)\; CH_{3}\, C\! H C\! H_{2}C\! H_{3}$

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We know the stability of carbocation order is-
$3^o>2^o>1^o>CH_3^+$ (It is due to the tendency of the methyl group to electron release and stabilise the carbocation)

So, the correct option is (b)

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