A highly useful and general method for the synthesis of alcohols is the addition of Grignard...

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A highly useful and general method for the synthesis of alcohols is the addition of Grignard reagents to carbonyl compounds. Show what Grignard reagent and what carbonyl compound you would start with to prepare each alcohol below. List all {eq}3 {/eq} possibilities.

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Preparing Alcohol Using Grignard Reagent:

Alcohols are prepared from ketone, aldehydes, or ester using Grignard reagent followed by workup with water. Aldehyde produces secondary alcohol, but both ketone and ester form tertiary alcohols upon reaction with Grignard reagents.

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Organic Chemical Reactions: Addition, Substitution, Polymerization & Cracking

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Organic chemical reactions refer to the transformation of substances in the presence of carbon. This lesson will explore organic chemical reactions dealing with hydrocarbons, including addition, substitution, polymerization, and cracking.


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