Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 8 - Reactions of Alkenes - Problems: Problem 8-6 a


The product of this hydration reaction would be 1-methylcyclopentanol.

Work Step by Step

The picture attached to this answer shows the mechanism that takes place to form 1-methylcyclopentanol. Steps: 1) Protonation of the double bond forms a carbocation at the most substituted carbon. 2) Nucleophilic attack by water gives a protonated alcohol. 3) Deprotonation with another water molecule gives the alcohol.
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