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Sulfuric acid protonates the –OH function to –OH2+ which is eliminated as water.

This reaction is used in the purification of 2-methylpropene.

Sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid or aluminium oxide can be used to catalyse the elimination.

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Elimination: Second Order
Industrial Process: Organic
Proton transfer: Brønsted reaction

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