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Unformatted text preview: OH O + CH 3 CH 2 OH Using curved arrows to show movement of electron pairs, propose a mechanism for the acid-catalyzed ester hydrolysis reaction shown above. As usual, be sure to show structures of all important reaction intermediates. If an intermediate is a resonance hybrid, it is only necessary to draw the most important contributing resonance structure. You may assume that hydronium (H 3 O + ) is the acidic species that reacts with the ester it is not necessary to show how H 3 O + is generated under the given reaction conditions....
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course CH 310n taught by Professor Iverson during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08