Problem: When the allylic alcohol below is treated with a strong Lewis acid (BF 3) in the presence of resorcinol, an electrophilic aromatic substitution occurs. Provide a plausible mechanism for this transformation.

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When the allylic alcohol below is treated with a strong Lewis acid (BF 3) in the presence of resorcinol, an electrophilic aromatic substitution occurs. Provide a plausible mechanism for this transformation.

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