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Solution: How many atoms and electrons are directly involved in the bo...

Question

How many atoms and electrons are directly involved in the bond-making and bond-breaking of the first step in an E1 reaction?

(A) three atoms, four electrons

(B) two atoms, four electrons 

(C) three atoms, two electrons 

(D) two atoms, two electrons

(E) four atoms, four electrons 

(F) four atoms, two electrons