Problem: 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 4B. the structure of 2 is less carbocation-like than 4C. the structure of 2 resembles 1 more than it resembles 3D. the structure of 4 resembles 5 more than it resembles 3 

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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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