1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Regarding the preparation of benzoic acid via a Grignard reagent: *Initial bromobenzene solution includes bromobenzene, magnesium metal and anhydrous ether. Once the initial bromobenzene/Mg solution undergoes boiling, you forget to add additional anhydrous ether to the reaction mixture - what happens? 2. The attempt at a solution I believe that the Grignard reagent would precipitate without the presence of ether - all of the Grignard reagent would be formed, but it would ultimately be all solid. That is, the ether keeps the Grignard reagent in an aqueous phase. Is this correct? Thanks in advance!!