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Problem: Select the properties of the SN1 reaction mechanism.a) stereospecific: 100% inversion of configuration at the reaction site.b) not stereospecific.c) bimolecular at rate-determining step.d) unimolecular at rate-determining step.e) rate is governed by steric effects.f) rate is governed by the stability of the carbocation that is formed.

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Properties of SN1 reactions:

  • Nucleophile =  Weak
  • Leaving Group =  Highly Substituted


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Select the properties of the SN1 reaction mechanism.

a) stereospecific: 100% inversion of configuration at the reaction site.

b) not stereospecific.

c) bimolecular at rate-determining step.

d) unimolecular at rate-determining step.

e) rate is governed by steric effects.

f) rate is governed by the stability of the carbocation that is formed.

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