Grignards

Common Mistakes with Carbonyls: Carboxylic Acids… Are Acids!

May 20, 2011

Carboxylic acids… are acids. I know that seems obvious. But it’s a near certainty that students taking Org 2 for the first time will forget this occasionally. Here are two common mistakes that I see *all the time*. 1) Reactions of Grignard reagents with carboxylic acids. Grignard reagents (with the general structure RMgBr) are great [...]

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