Problem: In the following ketal formation reaction, the electrophile and nucleophiles are all contained within the same starting molecule. Provide a complete mechanism for this transformation.

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In the following ketal formation reaction, the electrophile and nucleophiles are all contained within the same starting molecule. Provide a complete mechanism for this transformation.

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