Acid-catalyzed dehydration of secondary and tertiary alcohols proceeds through an E1 mechanism. The first step is the protonation of the alcohol oxygen to form an oxonium ion. Dehydration of 3-methyl-2-butanol forms one major and two minor organic products. Draw the structures, including hydrogen atoms, of the three organic products of this reaction. н н :бн н Нас. Нас. CHз CH3 ČH3 CH3 3-methyl-2-butanol an oxonium ion Major Product Minor Product Minor Product

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Acid-catalyzed dehydration of secondary and tertiary alcohols proceeds through an E1 mechanism. The
first step is the protonation of the alcohol oxygen to form an oxonium ion.
Dehydration of 3-methyl-2-butanol forms one major and two minor organic products. Draw the structures,
including hydrogen atoms, of the three organic products of this reaction.
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н
:бн
н
Нас.
Нас.
CHз
CH3
ČH3
CH3
3-methyl-2-butanol
an oxonium ion
Major Product
Minor Product
Minor Product

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Acid-catalyzed dehydration of secondary and tertiary alcohols proceeds through an E1 mechanism. The first step is the protonation of the alcohol oxygen to form an oxonium ion. Dehydration of 3-methyl-2-butanol forms one major and two minor organic products. Draw the structures, including hydrogen atoms, of the three organic products of this reaction. н н :бн н Нас. Нас. CHз CH3 ČH3 CH3 3-methyl-2-butanol an oxonium ion Major Product Minor Product Minor Product

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