# 2-methylpropene to tert-butyl alcohol Reaction Mechanism

Can someone explain what reaction is going on here? I looked in my list of mechanisms learnt: I find nothing related!

• If you've learned the E1 reaction, this is the reverse process, as detailed by Jannis below. Sep 6 '14 at 15:53

$$\ce{(H3C)2C=CH2 + H3O+ <=> (H3C)3C+ + H2O} \tag 1$$
$$\ce{(H3C)3C+ + H2O <=> (H3C)3C-OH2^{+}} \tag 2$$
$$\ce{(H3C)3C-OH2^{+} + H2O ->~ (H3C)3C-OH + H3O+} \tag 3$$