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Grignard Reagents

  1. Nov 15, 2006 #1
    1. Which of the following functional groups react with Grignard reagents: alkenes; terminal alkynes; nonterminal alkynes; alcohols; alkanes; tertiary amines; secondary amines?

    I know Grignard reagents react with electrophiles. This would include alcohols, secondary and tertiary amines?

    2. You can form a Grignard in the presence of an alcohol. Explain your answer.

    This is false because alcohol has an -OH group. The Grignard reagent would decompose since the products that would follow would be a hydrocarbon R-CH and a Mg salt, HO-Mg-Br.

    Thank you.
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