Unformatted text preview: In the first step of the mechanism, the conjugate acid of CH 3 OH reacts with the alkene pi bond (the structures of the reactants involved in the first step are shown below the overall transformation). It is not necessary for you to show how CH 3 OH 2 + is produced via reaction of CH 3 OH with H 2 SO 4 . Since this reaction is acid-catalyzed, CH 3 OH 2 + should be produced as a product in the last step of your mechanism! O H O CH 3 H O CH 3 H (rearrangement) (LESS IMPORTANT) (MORE IMPORTANT) O CH 3 H O CH 3 H O O CH 3 H O CH 3 H O H H O H O H O O CH 3 H...
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- Organic chemistry, Linus Pauling, Delocalized electron, important reaction intermediates