Acid catalyzed hydration of alkenes is the reaction in which a pi bond is broken and an alcohol added to the Markovnikov position when carried out in water. When alcohol is used as the reaction solvent an ether will form following the same reaction mechanism.
The video below is Part 5 in my Alkene Reaction Mechanism series and will take you through the acid catalyzed alkene hydration reaction in step by step detail
Acid Catalyzed Hydration of Alkenes Tutorial Video
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