Problem: Based on the SN1 mechanism for the reaction of tertiary alcohols with HCl as summarized in arrows 1 and 2, which arrow(s) represent(s) more than one elementary step? a. Arrow 1b. Arrow 2c. Both 1 and 2d. Neither 1 nor 2

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Based on the SN1 mechanism for the reaction of tertiary alcohols with HCl as summarized in arrows 1 and 2, which arrow(s) represent(s) more than one elementary step? 

a. Arrow 1

b. Arrow 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

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