Predict the compound

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when n-butyl,t-butyl ether was made to satnd with conc. sulphuric acid then a heavy hydrocarbon was formed after a long time what can it be and why?
 

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someone please...
 
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What do you think the compound is?
 
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well the answer is polyisobutylene but how
 
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Start by using the proton available from the sulfuric acid. Add it to one of the atoms of the n-butyl, t-butyl ether. From that intermediate you must deduce what happens next.

Hint: The acid is catalytic in this reaction and polyisobutylene comes from the polymerization of isobutene. Polyisobutylene is not the only product formed from this reaction.
 

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