Chem210-1 F08 Ex3 p02a

Chem210-1 F08 Ex3 p02a - 2. The compound 2-methyl-2-butene...

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2. The compound 2-methyl-2-butene (compound 'A' on the right) reacts with aqueous sulfuric acid to give alcohol 'X' as the sole product. But 3-methyl-1-butene (compound 'B' on the right) gives two alcohols, one of which is also also compound 'X'. 'A' 'B' a) on the right, provide the structure of alcohol 'X' (4 pts) b) provide below a step-by-step mechanism for the conversion of compound 'B' to give 'X' (if you can't get it from 'B', you can write "FROM 'A' ", and for 2/3rds credit, show the mechanism for formation of 'X' starting with 'A'). Be sure to show all steps, and indicate which (if any) are reversible. (9 pts if you start with 'B'; 6 pts if you start with 'A')
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