Solution: How many atoms and electrons are directly involved in the bond-making and bond-breaking of the first step in an SN1 reaction? (A) three atoms, four electrons (B) two atoms, four electrons  (C) three atoms, two electrons  (D) two atoms, two electrons

Problem

How many atoms and electrons are directly involved in the bond-making and bond-breaking of the first step in an SN1 reaction?

(A) three atoms, four electrons

(B) two atoms, four electrons 

(C) three atoms, two electrons 

(D) two atoms, two electrons