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Although useful in agriculture as a soil fumigant, methyl bromide is an ozone-depleting chemical, and its production is being phased out. The industrial preparation of methyl bromide is from methanol, by reaction with hydrogen bromide. Write a mechanism for this reaction and classify it as SN1 or SN2.
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