Problem: Predict the major products of the following reactions. Include appropriate stereochemistry in the product structures. 4-chlorocycloheptene + Hg(OAc)2 in CH3OH 

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Predict the major products of the following reactions. Include appropriate stereochemistry in the product structures.

 4-chlorocycloheptene + Hg(OAc)2 in CH3OH 

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