Problem: Which of the following is  least likely to be found in the product mixture which results when 2,2-dimethyl-3-pentanol is heated in phosphoric acid? A) 2, 3-dimethyl-2-pentene B) (Z)-4, 4-dimethyl-2-pentene C) 4, 4-dimethyl-1-pentene D) 2, 3-dimethyl-1-pentene E) (E)-4, 4-dimethyl-2-pentene

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Which of the following is  least likely to be found in the product mixture which results when 2,2-dimethyl-3-pentanol is heated in phosphoric acid?

A) 2, 3-dimethyl-2-pentene

B) (Z)-4, 4-dimethyl-2-pentene

C) 4, 4-dimethyl-1-pentene

D) 2, 3-dimethyl-1-pentene

E) (E)-4, 4-dimethyl-2-pentene

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