By applying Hammond’s postulate to the potential energy diagram for this reaction, we can say that:
A. the structure of 2 is more carbocation-like than 4
B. the structure of 2 is less carbocation-like than 4
C. the structure of 2 resembles 1 more than it resembles 3
D. the structure of 4 resembles 5 more than it resembles 3
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