In the acid catalyzed esterification of compound 1, several possible intermediates are shown. Indicate the order in which these intermediates would appear during the conversion of 1 into 2.
a) 1 → I → IV → V→ III → 2
b) 1 → II → IV → 2
c) 1 → III → IV → I→ V → 2
d) 1 → III → I → V→ IV → 2
e) 1 → I → III → IV → 2
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