Unformatted text preview: Now what? You know from the answer that you must make a five-membered ring, so the ring must contract. What happens if it does? CH 3 OH CH 3 OH = CH 3 OH At first, this may seem unfavorable. But then you notice the resonance stabilization, and all is well. A deprotonation leads to the product. CH 3 O CH 3 O CH 3 O H H H H 2 O...
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- Proton, Protonation, H3 C H3, stable secondary carbocation