5.15(b)The site of positive charge in the carbocation is the carbon atom that bears the hydroxyl groupin the starting alcohol.Water may remove a proton from the methyl group, as shown in the following equation:Loss of a proton from the ring gives the major product 1-methylcyclohexene.(c)Loss of the hydroxyl group under conditions of acid catalysis yields a tertiary carbocation.Water may remove a proton from an adjacent methylene group to give a trisubstituted alkene.Removal of the methine proton gives a tetrasubstituted alkene.
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course CHM 2210 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Spring '01 term at University of Florida.