Problem: Pick the true statement regarding the mechanism of the reaction shown below (alkyl sulfonate esters and alkyl halides behave similarly). A) It is an E1 reaction. B) It is an E2 reaction.  C) It is an SN2 reaction.  D) It is an SN1 reaction.  E) It is either an E1 or SN1 reaction.

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Pick the true statement regarding the mechanism of the reaction shown below (alkyl sulfonate esters and alkyl halides behave similarly).

A) It is an E1 reaction.

B) It is an E2 reaction. 

C) It is an SN2 reaction. 

D) It is an SN1 reaction. 

E) It is either an E1 or SN1 reaction.

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