Predict the product for the following reaction. 2-cyclopentylethanol reacts with H2SO4 at...

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Predict the product for the following reaction. 2-cyclopentylethanol reacts with H2SO4 at 140degrees C yields? please help me draw the structure.

Acid Catalysed Dehydration of Alcohols

Symmetrical ethers are formed on reaction of alcohols with {eq}{{\rm{H}}_{\rm{2}}}{\rm{S}}{{\rm{O}}_{\rm{4}}} {/eq} at {eq}140^\circ {\rm{C}} {/eq}. This reaction occurs via {eq}{S_N}2 {/eq} mechanism. On increasing the temperature, dehydration of alcohols can occur to form alkenes.

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2-cyclopentylethanol reacts with {eq}{{\rm{H}}_{\rm{2}}}{\rm{S}}{{\rm{O}}_{\rm{4}}} {/eq} at {eq}140^\circ {\rm{C}} {/eq} to form a symmetrical ether....

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