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Alcohols

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An organic chemist synthesized and isolated the above represented compound. If this compound undergoes oxymercuration-demercuration reaction, the major product is most likely:



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Ans. B The oxymercuration-demercuration reaction converts an alkene to an alcohol. The hydration follows Markovnikov's rule and thus the hydrogen adds to the carbon atom with greater number of hydrogens.

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