Problem: Reaction of an asymmetrical terminal alkyne with mercury sulfate and sulfuric acid in water would produce which of the following?alkenediolaldehydeketone

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Reaction of an asymmetrical terminal alkyne with mercury sulfate and sulfuric acid in water would produce which of the following?

  1. alkene
  2. diol
  3. aldehyde
  4. ketone

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