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Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes except ethene leads to the formation of:


A
Mixture of primary and secondary alcohols
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B
Secondary or tertiary alcohol
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Mixture of secondary and tertiary alcohols
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D
Primary alcohol
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Solution

The correct option is B Secondary or tertiary alcohol
Acid catalysed hydration of alkenes except ethene leads to the formation of secondary or tertiary alcohol. Acid catalysed hydration of  ethene leads to the formation of primary alcohol. A molecule of water is added to $$C=C$$ double bond where $$-OH$$ group is added to more substituted $$C$$ atom.

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