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Geminal diols, or 1,1-diols, are usually unstable,

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Problem 45SP

Geminal diols, or 1,1-diols, are usually unstable, spontaneously losing water to give carbonyl compounds. Therefore, geminal diols are regarded as hydrated forms of ketones and aldehydes. Propose a mechanism for the acid-catalyzed loss of water from propane-2,2-diol to give acetone.

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The mechanism for the acid-catalyzed loss of water from propane -2, 2-diol to give acetone is given below.--

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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
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Author: L.G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

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