Pathway 1: Rate determining step is the formation of carbocation. In this pathway, a conjugated tertiary carbocation is generated as an intermediate.
Pathway 2: One of the resonance form of intermediate carbocation proceeds to produce a more stable product (due to benzene ring) through alkyl migration. Though, the resonating form of carbocation is conjugated secondary carbocation which is less stable than the carbocation formed through pathway 1.
My questions are:
1- Is tert-butyl (don't know the correct term) migration possible in pathway- 2?
2- What are the major and minor products? Which factor will decide the major product: stability of final compound or the most stable intermediate?