Boiling Points, Solubility
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Series: series 1
Give reasons for the following : Boiling point of ethanol is higher in comparison to methoxymethane.
When 3-methylbutan-2-ol is treated with HBr, the following reaction takes place:
Give a mechanism for this reaction.
(Hint : The secondary carbocation formed in step II rearranges to a more
stable tertiary carbocation by a hydride ion shift from 3rd carbon atom.