Asked Dec 26, 2019

From what you have learned about enols and the hydration of alkynes, predict what product is formed by the  acidcatalyzed hydration of CH3CH2CH2C = COCH3. Draw a stepwise mechanism that illustrates how it is formed.


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Step 1

Note: In the question, double bond is shown instead of triple bond. Alkyne has triple bond

Step 2

Alkynes upon treatment with water under acidic conditions can form enol which immediately undergoes tautomerization to form ketone....

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