1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What would be the products of the following reactions? (a) Phenylmercuric Chloride and phenylmagnesium chloride (b) bromo methyl bis(triethylphosphine)palladium and dimethyl aluminum bromide (c) dimethyl thallium fluoride and difluoro methyl boron (d) bromo methyl bis(triethylphosphine)palladium and trans-but-2-ene 2. The attempt at a solution (a) I believe the products would be biphenyl mercury and MgCl2, as the mercury-bound phenyl is more reactive (b) I really do not know...dimethyl bis(triphenylphosphine) palladium and methyl aluminum bromide? (c) I believe the products would be TlF3 and BMe3...Tl is more electropositive, so it will want to bond to form halides. (d) Again, I really do not know. I assume the alkene would coordinate to the palladium center, but after this I can't say.