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a) What are the steps of arrow pushing involved in the following mechanism? b) What is the...

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a) What are the steps of arrow pushing involved in the following mechanism?

b) What is the structure of the rearranged carbocation intermediate in the flowing dehydration?

Dehydration of alcohols

Alcohols will undergo dehydration to produce alkenes. This reaction goes through an E1 elimination reaction. The carbocation formed can rearrange through 1,2-methyl shift or 1,2-alkyl shift.

Answer and Explanation:

a. The reaction mechanism is given below:

Step 1: Protonation of hydroxy

Step 2: Loss of water as a leaving group to give secondary...

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