What Is The Grignard Reagent

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The Grignard reagent, phenylmagnesium bromide, is highly reactive to water and acetone. When the reagent comes into contact with water or acetone, a side reaction occurs. The Grignard reagent can act as a nucleophile/base and take a proton from the water and as a result, an alkane would form. The Grignard reagent would react with acetone in the same manner and produce an incorrect alcohol. If the glassware used were not correctly dried, incorrect products would be produced thus leading to a less than 100% yield.

b. Discussion of Product Data

The melting point of a product is an index of its purity. The closer the observed melting point is to the literature value, the more pure the product. Additionally, the range of the observed product
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