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Draw a mechanism for this reaction.

Acid Catalyzed Reaction of 1,2-Diols:

1,2-Diols will undergo acid catalyzed reaction to afford carbonyl compounds. The reaction forms a carbocation intermediate which can undergo rearrangement resulting in formation of a carbonyl compound.

Answer and Explanation:

The mechanism of the reaction is given below.

Step 1: Sulfuric acid protonates one the hydroxy groups to make it a better leaving group.

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