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Help me solve this Which of the following compounds will most readily be dehydrated to give alkene under acidic condition ?

Which of the following compounds will most readily be dehydrated to give alkene under acidic condition ?

  • Option 1)

    1-Pentanol

  • Option 2)

    4-Hydroxypentan-2-one

  • Option 3)

    3-Hydroxypentan-2-one

  • Option 4)

    2-Hydroxycyclopentanone

 
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As we have learned

Secondary alcohol -

-OH   group is attached to secondary carbon.

- wherein

 

 will mostly readily dehyrated to give conjugate alkene

 

 


Option 1)

1-Pentanol

This is incorrect

Option 2)

4-Hydroxypentan-2-one

This is correct

Option 3)

3-Hydroxypentan-2-one

This is incorrect

Option 4)

2-Hydroxycyclopentanone

This is incorrect

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