Write the mechanism of hydration of ethene to yield ethanol.
The mechanism of hydration of ethene to form ethanol involves three steps.
Protonation of ethene to form carbocation by electrophilic attack of H3O+:
`H_2O + H^(+) -> H_3O^(+)`
Nucleophilic attack of water on carbocation:
Deprotonation to form ethanol:
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