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    A. If 3-bromo-1-propanol is treated with NaOH, a compound of molecular formula C3H6) is formed. Suggest a structure for this product.
    b. What product(s) would you expect to form when tetrahydrofuran is treated with excess hydroiodic acid (HI)?
    c. Write a suitable mechanism for the cleavage of butyl isopropyl ether with HI at 100 degrees C to form exclusively isopropyl alcohol and 1-iodobutane. Explain why butyl alcohol and 2-iodo-isopropane are not formed in this reaction.

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    Structures of products are shown in attached file.