Problem: Oxidation of 4-tert-butylthiane proceeds according to the equation shown, but the resulting sulfoxide is a mixture of two isomers. Explain by writing appropriate sructural formulas. 

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Oxidation of 4-tert-butylthiane proceeds according to the equation shown, but the resulting sulfoxide is a mixture of two isomers. Explain by writing appropriate sructural formulas. 

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