Show how would you synthesise the following alcohols from appropriate alkenes
The given alcohols can be synthesized by applying Markovnikov’s rule of acid-catalyzed hydration of appropriate alkenes.
Acid-catalyzed hydration of pent-2-ene also produces pentan-2-ol but along with pentan-3-ol.
Thus, the first reaction is preferred over the second one to get pentan-2-ol.
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