Problem: Draw the mechanism of the following SN1 processes: 

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We’re being asked to draw the mechanism for the given SN1 reaction.

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)

Since we have a neutral nucleophile, there will be an additional step:

(3) deprotonation – the leaving group will remove a proton/hydrogen from the product

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Draw the mechanism of the following SN1 processes: 

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