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Problem: Predict the major product for the following SN1 reaction

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Recall that the SN1 reaction occurs in two steps:

(1) carbocation formation – the carbon-leaving group bond is broken

(2) nucleophilic attack – the nucleophile donates its electron to the positively-charged carbon (electrophile)



Hyperconjugation from additional R-groups stabilizes the carbocation. This means a more substituted alkyl halide will have a faster reaction rate.


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Predict the major product for the following SN1 reaction

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