Complete the mechanism for the following acid-catalyzed dehydration of a alcohol reaction. Draw all the arrows to indicate movement of electrons, write all lone pairs, all formal charges, and all the products for each step. In the dotted box write which mechanistic element is involved in each step. If a racemic mixture is formed you must draw both enantiomers by drawing dashes and wedges and write RACEMIC. Draw the expected reaction coordinate diagram for the above reaction. Assume the above reaction is overall exothermic.
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