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A 3 membered carbon ring with a double bond to oxygen from one carbon and a double bond between the remaining carbon with a methyl group attached to one of the carbon is made to undergo acid catalyzed hydrolysis. What will be the product?

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    $\begingroup$ The compound is 2-methylcyclopropenone. What do you think of the 4 options offered? $\endgroup$ – Waylander Jan 29 at 9:55
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking compound A could be more stable due to aromatic stability and would not further react with H2O to form B. However the answer is B. $\endgroup$ – Ritwij Kashyap Jan 30 at 10:05
  • $\begingroup$ A is a charged species and that is not going to be stable in the presence of water. There are lit references to acetals and hydrates of cyclopropenones but they're all behind paywalls. $\endgroup$ – Waylander Jan 30 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ According to the official answer key, the answer is given as (A). But I still don't understand how a charged specie is more stable than a neutral specie? $\endgroup$ – Nawfal Feb 21 at 15:18

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