Choose the correct option: Important factors that influence the E1 reaction mechanism
i. Electron donating ability of substituents
ii. Good leaving group
iii. solvents of high polarity
iv. All of the above
The most important stage of E1 reaction is the first stage - the loss of a leaving group:
This stage depends on two main factors: a good leaving group X and stability of a carbocation.
The stability of a carbocation depends on its structure and solvent:
Therefore all 3 mentioned factors influence the E1 reaction mechanism.
Answer: iv. All of the above