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Synthesis Question: The correct answer is 1) KMnO4, H2O, NaOH, heat, 2) H3O+, 3) xs EtOH, H3O+, -H2O, 4) NaOEt, HOEt, heat My confusion is in the...

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The correct answer is 1) KMnO4, H2O, NaOH, heat, 2) H3O+, 3) xs EtOH, H3O+, -H2O, 4) NaOEt, HOEt, heat


My confusion is in the first few steps. I thought KMnO4, etc. just added OH groups to either side of the double bond. Does the cyclohexene end up being broken? If so, how?

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Yes, from the above sequence of reaction we can obtain that product. Does the... View the full answer

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