Organic Chemistry Practice Problems E2 Mechanism Practice Problems Solution: Which of the following statements applies to the E...

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Solution: 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.

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.