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Triphenylmethanol is insoluble in water, but when it is treated with concentrated sulfuric acid, a bright yellow solution
results. As this yellow solution is diluted with water, its color disappears and a precipitate of triphenylmethanol reappears.
Suggest a structure for the bright yellow species, and explain this unusual behavior.
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