When 4 methylcyclohexene reacts with water and acid, a mixture of 4-methylcyclohexanol and 3-methylcyclohexanol is formed.

When 4 methylcyclohexene reacts with water and acid, a mixture of 4-methylcyclohexanol and 3-methylcyclohexanol is formed.

(a) write this reaction;

(b) how is the equilibrium controlled to selectively dehydrate (as in this lab) rather than hydrate (as in question 3a)?


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