I am asked to indicate what is the product of this reaction, and the mechanism by which it is formed:
3-Bromo-3-ethylpentane + sodium hydroxide in methanol, 50 ºC
I identify it as an elimination reaction. I would say that it is a bimolecular elimination, E2, because a tertiary alkyl halide and a strong base (NaOH) are used. However, my teacher told me that it was unimolecular, E1, and I don't understand why.