Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Question

Explain the mechanism of the following reaction: 

 

 

Answer

Mechanism of the following reaction is given below:

 

 

step 1: Formation of protonated alcohol

 

 

 

Step 2: Formation of carbocation

 

 

 

Step 3: Formation of ethene by removal of proton

 

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