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    Elimination by E1 Pathway

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    Erythro-2,3-dibromo-3-phenylpropanoic acid undergoes eliminiation by an E1 pathway in water solvent (Part A conditions), but by an E2 pathyway (part B conditions) when acetone is used as the solvent. Why does this happen?

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    In E1 mechanism a carbocation is formed as an intermediate. The step to form this carbocation is the rate determining step for the reaction. This carbocation is formed at ...

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    The expert examines elimination by an E1 pathway.