Problem: Hydrolysis of 2-bromo-2-methylpropane (tert-butyl bromide) yields 2-methylpropan-2-ol. (CH3)3CBr + 2H2O → (CH3)3COH + H3O+ + Br -Give the SN1 mechanism. Draw structures - including electrons and charges and add curved arrows.

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Hydrolysis of 2-bromo-2-methylpropane (tert-butyl bromide) yields 2-methylpropan-2-ol. 

(CH3)3CBr + 2H2O → (CH3)3COH + H3O+ + Br -

Give the SN1 mechanism. Draw structures - including electrons and charges and add curved arrows.

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