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electrophilic addition reactions with sulphuric acid? Please help!

The question I am looking at states that hex-3-ene is converted to hexan-3-ol through electrophil addition with sulphuric acid. I do not understand why it is turned into an alcohol? I know that if water is added to the product an alcohol is formed but this is not the case here.

The product's structural formula is: CH3CH2CH2CH(OSO2OH)CH2CH3.
Please help!
Reply 1
Are you sure there is no water involved? Is the sulphuric acid aqueous?
Original post by Interea
Are you sure there is no water involved? Is the sulphuric acid aqueous?


The question mentions no water at all, nor if the sulphuric acid is aqueous or not. If water was involved wouldn't it be CH3CH2CH2CH(OH)CH2CH3 + H2SO4 ? That's why I'm assuming no water is involved
Reply 3
I mean this is like 5 years late but I think I know what question you're on about. I don't think the focus of the question was the hex-3-ene to hexan-3-ol part but rather the equation given . Also if you draw about the product given, there is an alcohol group present on the sulphuric acid bit added and that is attached to the 3rd carbon so probably in that sense it's hexan-3-ol but yeah. If you focus on the equation part of it , it's just a simple electrophilic addition question

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