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Preparation of alcohols from alkenes involves the electrophilic attack on alkene carbon atom. The mechanism of this reaction involves the following three steps:

Step 1) Protonation of alkene and formation of carbocation

Here, carbocation formation takes place by the electrophilic attack of H30+ on alkene carbon atom and water molecule is released.

STEP 2) Nucleophilic attack of water

Step 3) Deprotonation occurs and an alcohol is formed. H30+ is released.

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