Problem: Oxymercuration–demercuration of allyl alcohol gives 1,2-propanediol.Identify the structure of C5H10O when the following reaction takes place:

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Oxymercuration–demercuration of allyl alcohol gives 1,2-propanediol.


Identify the structure of C5H10O when the following reaction takes place:

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