Problem: Which of the following statements applies to the E2 mechanism? a) It proceeds through the more stable carbocation intermediate. b) It occurs with racemization of stereochemistry. c) The C-H and C-X bonds that break must be anti. d) It occurs with inversion of stereochemistry. e) Use of a bulky base gives the more highly substituted alkene product.

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Which of the following statements applies to the E2 mechanism?

a) It proceeds through the more stable carbocation intermediate.

b) It occurs with racemization of stereochemistry.

c) The C-H and C-X bonds that break must be anti.

d) It occurs with inversion of stereochemistry.

e) Use of a bulky base gives the more highly substituted alkene product.