Problem: Draw the structure of two alkenes that would yield 1-methylcyclohexanol when treated with Hg(OAc)2 in water, then NaBH4:

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We are asked to draw the structure of two alkenes that would yield 1-methylcyclohexanol when treated with Hg(OAc)2 in water, then NaBH4:



The given reagents is an oxymercuration-reduction with a general reaction of: 

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Draw the structure of two alkenes that would yield 1-methylcyclohexanol when treated with Hg(OAc)2 in water, then NaBH4:

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