The resulting carbocation attacks the benzene
ring to give
The aromatic ring is
restored, to give the product
But unfortunately the
ketone forms a complex with the AlCl3
3 moles of water are needed to liberate
the ketone from the complex, incidentally destroying the AlCl3.
Classify this type of organic reaction
Write an equation for this final step.
AlCl3 + 3H20
Al(0H)3 + 3HCl
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