Problem: Give the expected major organic product of each of the following reactions. 

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Ketone + alcohol + acid → acetal formation (via nucleophilic addition)

This follows a mechanism of:

(1) Protonation

(2) Nucleophilic addition

(3) Deprotonation (formation of hemiacetal)

(4) Protonation

(5) Nucleophilic addition

(6) Deprotonation (formation of acetal)

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Give the expected major organic product of each of the following reactions. 

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