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Acid-catalyzed dehydration of 2,2-dimethyl-1-hexanol gave a number of isomeric alkenes including 2-methyl-2-heptene as shown in the following equation.

(a) Write a stepwise mechanism for the formation of 2-methyl-2-heptene, using curved arrows to show the fl ow of electrons.

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