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 b


The product formed in this reaction is 2-phenyl-2-propanol.

Work Step by Step

Draw the structures first and locate the double bond. The product formed is 2-phenyl-2-propanol. Steps: 1) Protonation of the double bond forms a carbocation. 2) Nucleophilic attack by water on the most substituted carbon gives a protonated alcohol. 3) Deprotonation gives the alcohol.
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