(a) The solution given for Solved Problem 20-1 was missing some important resonance forms of the intermediates shown in brackets. Complete this mechanism by drawing all the resonance forms of these intermediates. Do your resonance forms help to explain why this reaction occurs under very mild conditions (water with a tiny trace of acid)?
(b) Finish the solution for Solved Problem 20-1 by providing a mechanism for the acidcatalyzed hydrolysis of ethyl formate.
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