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    An easy explanation for acetal hydrolysis

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    Can you please help me with these two problems. I can't seem to work through the steps to even find the carbocation intermediate in step two as described in the first problem to explain why it is stabilized. I not sure where to begin on the second problem. Thank you!

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    An easy explanation for acetal hydrolysis is examined. Carbocation intermediate in steps are determined.