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# Substitution Reactions: $S_N1$ Characteristics

ORGO1-HS39P1

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of an $S_N1$ reaction?

A

The reaction involves a weak nucleophile.

B

The reaction involves inversion of configuration in the electrophile.

C

The reaction goes through a carbocation intermediate.

D

The reaction is optimal with a polar protic solvent.