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1. Ethanol is often present in the technical grade of diethyl ether. If this grade rather than anhy-
drous were used, what effect, if any, would the ethanol have on the formation of the Grignard
reagent. Explain.
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1. Ethanol is often present in the technical grade of diethyl ether. If this grade rather than anhy- drous were used, what effect, if any, would the ethanol have on the formation of the Grignard reagent. Explain.

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The reaction of haloalkane with Mg in the presence of ether solvent results in the formation of highly reactive organ magnesium compound known as Grignard reagent.

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Grignard reagent would be destroyed in the presence of et...

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