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    Alkynes and Hydration

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    Alkynes can be hydrated in the presence of acid and HgSO4, by electrophilic addition of a molecule of water to the triple bond. The reaction proceeds by way of a carbocation intermediate. Hydration of acetylene (ethyne) produces acetaldehyde (ethanal). Outline the steps that occur in this transformation.

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