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Product of oxymercuration-demercuration reaction

Well, the answer is correct except instead of -OH it must be -OMe because the reagent used is Hg(OAc)2/ MeOH and not Hg(OAc)2/H2O. Here's an illustration of the rection using methanol
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Why is the Markovnikov product favoured in electrophilic addition of alkenes in non-polar solvents?

The reason why water adds to the end that is best able to stabilize a carbocation and not the less sterically hindered end can be understood by looking at a similar heterocyclic 3 membered ring (just ...
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