Problem: Given that 2-methyl-1-pentene undergoes oxymercuration–demercuration approximately 35 times faster than 2-methyl-2-pentene, predict the major product from oxymercuration– demercuration of limonene.

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Given that 2-methyl-1-pentene undergoes oxymercuration–demercuration approximately 35 times faster than 2-methyl-2-pentene, predict the major product from oxymercuration– demercuration of limonene.

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