Formation of Grignard Reagents from Alkyl Halides

by James

Description: Treatment of alkyl halides with magnesium metal leads to formation of a Grignard reagent.
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Polina Porotsky

Would I be correct in stating that the Grignard reagent is so basic, with such a high pKa (approx. 50) that it is able to de-protonate any hydrogen with a lower pKa? Additionally, that in a synthesis it will de-protonate the most acidic hydrogen?


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