In the following question, which I tried to solve, I became confused by which way I should proceed. Here is my thought process:
- SN1: If Cl detaches and forms a secondary carbocation, then there's no nearby groups to stabilize it or make a shift to turn it into a tertiary cation.
- SN2: I can't make out how exactly SN2 would occur
- E1: I can't make out how exactly E1 would occur
- E2: There's no stereospecific data given in the question whether the methyl group and the hydrogen lie in one plane or not, so I couldn't make out a way to do anti-elimination.
The Answer is given : E1
so @benzene , This is the E1 product as per the mechanism , Am i right ?