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Isobutene is hydrated to t-butanol, both to manufacture t-butanol and to purify purify isobutene because the reaction is reversible. 60% sulfuric acid is used.

Isobutene is more reactive than 1-butene or cis or trans 2-butene and this reaction can be used to separate the branched isomer from the linear isomers.

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

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition: Electrophilic Protonation
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Hydration: Addition of water
Industrial Process: Organic

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