Problem: 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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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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