Find the suitable reagent to carry out the following transformation:

(4-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)methoxymethylbenzene → 4-methylcyclohex-3-en-1-ol

The answer provided says that $\ce{H2/Pd-C}$ can be used to bring about the given transformation, but I am failing to understand why would the double bond remain unaffected. Moreover, the answer does not specify the number of equivalents of $\ce{H2}$ used.

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    $\begingroup$ You are right, they are wrong. There is no way you can carry out this hydrogenation and leave the alkene untouched. $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Commented Apr 29, 2020 at 7:02


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