Problem: Draw the mechanism and account for the stereochemical inversion (e.g. consider transition-state, antibonding orbital, etc.) for the reaction below:

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Draw the mechanism and account for the stereochemical inversion (e.g. consider transition-state, antibonding orbital, etc.) for the reaction below:


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