Problem: The acid catalyzed addition of water to alkenes is a common method to prepare alcohols. For the example below, show the mechanism of this reaction. Include all flows of electrons, charges and intermediates. The mechanism MUST show how the acid is catalytic. 

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The acid catalyzed addition of water to alkenes is a common method to prepare alcohols. For the example below, show the mechanism of this reaction. Include all flows of electrons, charges and intermediates. The mechanism MUST show how the acid is catalytic. 

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