Grignard Reagent reactions?

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When bromoethane reacts with magnesium in the presence of a non-polar solvent, a Grignard reagent is formed.

a. Give the equation for this Grignard reagent with water.

b. This Grignard reagent can also react with aldehydes and ketones to give an initial product which can then be hydrolysed by water to form an alcohol. State the names and formulas of the alcohols formed when the Grignard reagent reacts with:

i. ethanal

ii. propanone

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  • 7 years ago
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    So the grignard is C-C-MgBr and in water is ch3-ch3 + Mg(OH)Br because you never want this in water or it will destroy the grignard.

    The grignard attack as the c=o area and the =o turns to Oh

    The ethanal+reagent gives 2-butanol and the second one is 2-methyl-2-butanol

    Source(s): ochem student
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