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Propose a mechanism that explains the formation of the following product:

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Propose a mechanism that explains the formation of the following product:

Carbocation rearrangements:

A secondary carbocation can be generated after protonation of the hydroxyl group of a secondary alcohol with a strong acid. This secondary carbocation can undergo rearrangements to form a more stable tertiary carbocation.

Answer and Explanation:

The reaction mechanism is provided below:

Step 1: Protonation of the hydroxyl group.

Step 2: Loss of water as the leaving group to form the...

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