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Alkynes

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1-Butyne is treated with aqueous sulfuric acid in the presence of mercuric oxide as the catalyst. The major product is:

A 1-Butanone
B 2-Butene
C 2-Butanone
D 1-butanol
Ans. C When 1-butyne is treated with sulfuric acid in the presence of mercuric oxide as catalyst, hydration occurs. The hydration follows Markovnikov's rule and forms a ketone. The reaction is given below:

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