Problem: This carbocation rearranges. In the box to the right, draw the carbocation that is the result of the rearrangement. Include any nonzero formal charges in your drawing.

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The goal of the rearrangement is to simply move the positive charge to a more stable position. The type of rearrangement the carbocation will undergo should just be a hydride shift. This means that the positive charge would just move from the secondary position to a more stable tertiary position. 

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This carbocation rearranges. In the box to the right, draw the carbocation that is the result of the rearrangement. Include any nonzero formal charges in your drawing.


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