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Elimination Solution

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  • a.  Because we see a tertiary alkyl halide and a weak base, we know that this is an E1 elimination.  The most substituted alkene is the major product.

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    b.  Because we see a secondary alkyl bromide and a strong base, we know that this is an E2 elimination.  The more substituted alkene is the major product.

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