What organic product(s) is formed when 1-methylcyclopentanol is heated in the presence of an acid catalyst?
Response: The -OH group on 1-methylcyclopentanol reacts with the H+ forming an -OH2+ derivative which is a good leaving group. It leaves as H2O leaving behind a carbocation with the positive charge on the C1 (the carbon with the methyl group attached). The ...
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