on mercuration- demercuration produces the major product:

  1. A

     

  2. B

     

  3. C

     

  4. D

     

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    Solution:

    Alkene on oxymercuration - demercuration produces an alcohol in which the net reaction is the addition of H2O to the double bond in accordance with Markovnikov’s rule (i.e. -OH group adds to carbon containing lesser number of hydrogens). Hence, we have

    Therefore, the choice (a) is correct

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